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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 38, October 7, 1860

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Identifier: DX01313384

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 38, October 7, 1860

Description: Describes a conversation with Jesse Haney about Sally Edwards.



[Jesse] Haney isn’t in love (!)

just and fair towards her [Sally Edwards]. He [Haney] says the business is at rest on his part; that if he could have her for wife at her request to-morrow, he would not. He regrets he ever made the offer; thinks it a mistake altogether; asserts he should not have done so but for her encouraging it by the assurance that [Thomas] Nast had got his dismissal. He spoke more than once of her questioning him during his suspense and passion, whether Nast would do? — I think that always occurs to him in connection with Sally now — it is the turning point of her character in his opinion. Further he supposed I might be exercising a morbid influence on her! They were talking about dying recently when she said she shouldn’t much mind it. (I’ve noticed this trait and always fought against it.) My part in the conversation consisted of assurances that the confidential relations, such as they were, between myself and Sally, were in no danger of resulting in mistake on either side, that I had been watched and suspected, and that it the business had first grown out of my championing Haney’s suit, and that it was inevitable from accident and circumstance, the other girls [Matty and Eliza Edwards] being occasionally unconversible, whereas from by Sally I had always been re-

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-10-07

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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