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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 15, page 51, January 9, 1861

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Identifier: DX01449410

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 15, page 51, January 9, 1861

Description: Regarding Frank Wood's troubles in Charleston as a correspondent for the New York World.

Transcription:

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Frank Wood still Scared.

“Mercury” Office. Returning, I went, as promised, to the Mills House, to see F. Wood, who was going to return to New York by rail that night or to-morrow morning and who I found at the Express Office. His apprehensions as to his safety were by no means lessened, since his return, for the “World” had been coming out especially strong, denouncing Secession and Charleston, joking at the expense of [Laurent] Keitt &c. “It calls them all blasted Idiots!” said he to me when I met him, this morning, in the Courier Office. He confessed that he had begged Riordan, a young fellow on the Mercury, not to quote from the World, in case it might excite the popular feeling against him, in spite of his rank Secession letters. He told me too that he had been up into the two newspaper offices to “hock” the World from among the exchanges, so that the editors and folks shouldn’t see it. He had left off corresponding with the d____d paper, he averred — wouldn’t have anything to do with it — he had told everybody so. He was very friendly, as people generally are when scared. He gave me his photograph — one of a dozen which he had had taken recently in Charleston, a duplicate of which I saw exhibited for

coverage:Charleston, South Carolina
coverage:New York, New York

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1861-01-09

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Journalists
Secession
Charleston (S.C.)
Civil War, 1861-1865
Newspapers

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