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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 193, April 20-22, 1859

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Identifier: DX02059315

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 193, April 20-22, 1859

Description: Describes a letter from George Bolton in Canada, regarding the farm he purchased.

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She [Mrs. Neff], [Richard] Edwards says, professes that she shouldn't have the slightest objection to her husband taking another wife, did he choose, as she would retain authority over the household.

Returned by 11, supped at Howells. [Jesse] Haney's half-brother visiting him; changed rooms for the night, mine being a bigger bed.

21. Thursday. Phonography & drawing in the morning. Down town in the afternoon. Evening a repetition of the morning, with some writing. Haney's room again.

22. Friday. A letter from George Bolton. He has bought 48 1/5 acres of cleared land, "a little stumpy" at $40 per acre. A small but decent frame house upon it, no barn or other building; halfway between Paris and Brantford. Had a deal to do with lawyers, pronounces them rogues, says that his caution has kept him from being swindled, that the young fellow from whom he purchased has just been arrested on a charge of murder — shocking a "mail-man." He George has bought two horses and "begins ploughing tomorrow. He pays 5 per cent for money, having raised it, by mortgage, on the home estate. Martin's brother and one of the Tew's go to England for a three months visit. Thus George. Indoors all the miserably wet day. in the morning, with some drawing, loafing during the afternoon, and writing at night. As I scribble, now, Rawson [Gill] lies on the bed commenting on the idleness of "that boy" (his brother [Adolphus Gouverneur]) whose voice is heard, as he plays with the children down stairs; Haney & his brother are at draughts in the oppo-

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1859-04-20

Type(s): Diary
Page

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Artists
Authors
Boardinghouses
19th century
Farms
Diaries
Mormons

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