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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 115, May 12-14, 1850

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Identifier: DX09386122

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 115, May 12-14, 1850

Description: Mentions discussions with Hardin Andrews and Warren Butler about starting a publication called the New York Porcupine.


by great Paul hath enveloped the World. That as unjust and a far crueler mob handed the Saviour to Calvary; — but they and their puny hate and Error are Gone, while His pure faith progresses on and Ever.

13. Monday. To Grove St. The Rev’d J’and J [Jacob and Joseph Abbott]. From there with [Henry] Hart to Nassau St. Dunned [Warren] Butler. Then to the “Life” Office. The “Colonel” [Hardin Andrews] appearing, out with him. Mr. Hart joining us. In Saloon — turtle soup lunch and sherry sangarees. Hart left, and we talk of the projected “Porcupine.” More sangarees and smoke, then out, with intent to visit Warren Butler, designing to include him in the Triumvirate. Met more of “the Colonel’s” friends, and consequently more sangarees. Butler out. We adjourn for ten minutes (more sangarees) — then call again with like success. So making appointment for the ensuing morning we separate. Afternoon smoke with Mr. Johns and Hart. Then walk to Abbots — too late. Back.

14. Tuesday. Called at Andrews Canal St residence — quiet & tastefully furnished, books on table. Place over a Milliners shop. Out with him. Quitting him at the Park I went to Butlers, and after some quarter of an hour’s delay, visitors being there, I spake to him on the “Porcupine” subject. Firstly he, on hearing Andrews’ name, denounced him as a scoundrel, — (not having paid his brother in law some engraving bill;) then considered that to be none of his business, and asked particulars. “The Colonel” arriving, we talk; — anon

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1850-05-12

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Publishers and publishing
Bars (Drinking establishments)
Drinking of alcoholic beverages


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