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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 35, September 5-6, 1852

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Identifier: DX01194789

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 35, September 5-6, 1852

Description: Describes a visit to Staten Island with William Barth.

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me on the head,” (twice his height by the by.) Under this pilotage we arrived at the Four Corners, where were two or three shanties, but closed. So our guards were at default, where at [William] Barth bestowed cents upon them for the purchase of a sigar [cigar], which act I poisoned by the suggestion that they’d cut it in half, & render themselves extremely sick therewith. Taking counsel with two of or three men there sitting we went on & presently dined at a Dutch tavern, cold beef, rye-bread & Lager Beer. Back in the evening & to New York. Called on the Normans subsequently.

6. Monday. Drawing &c. To Lantern Office. Dined at Goslings where, at the bar I met May, whom I have seen off at Mrs [Rebecca] Kidders. Heard how there had been a great row ‘tween Mrs K & her sister Mrs Lawton, in which they called one another harlots ending in the latter quitting the house. Thus it was, Mrs K inclining to be despotic insisted on closing “her house ” at 11. May stopping longer, sitting lovemaking with Mrs L, Mrs K had come forth, & a row followed. Whereupon after assaulting her sisters throat Mrs K did set down and write a letter telling her sister she was a ___, next morning more row, recriminations, Mrs K wanted to send for the police, & her sister left. What a damnable woman that is. Warmed with the subject May let out “what he knew,” how General Wallbridge — (the old fellow I saw once at Franklin Street) had a key to Mrs Kidders door to let himself in

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1852-09-05

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Children
Artists
Food
Diaries
Leisure
Women
Assault and battery

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