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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 42, December 6-9, 1851

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Identifier: DX01070221

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 42, December 6-9, 1851

Description: Mentions his wish that he could help Lajos Kossuth or even shake his hand.


[words crossed out]. Oh [Lajos] Kossuth, [words crossed out] would that I had a Thors hammer or good sword Balming for thy sake! And I can’t even shake hands with you! Nevertheless God bless you, good and brave and patient heart, and grant that thy dearest wish of freedom to Hungary be soon accomplished! Amen, and Amen!

7 Sunday. Abed till late, breakfast, and then scribbling awhile. Dinner, then through dank streets and moist atmosphere to the Atlantic Street ferry, and thus to Brooklyn, (meeting by the way the “Doctor” whom heretofore I met at [Thomas] Pictons; who, speaking of him said he was “toddying pretty freely of late,” having naught else to do.) Called at Dunsiers, sate awhile with him and wife; — then on to Sand Street, and supped with Davis. Played draughts afterwards with him, — left at 9, back to New York, to [48] Franklin and bed about 11.

8. Monday. Down town, Traveler Office &c, Lockingtons, writing, drawing &c. Afternoon, I think the same. Evening made a sketch [words crossed out] Writing ∓c and more drawing.

9. Tuesday. Took sketch to the Reveille Office,

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1851-12-06

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Drawing


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