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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 36, September 6-9, 1852

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Identifier: DX01195277

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 36, September 6-9, 1852

Description: Mentions meeting a California man and listening to his tales.


___ &c. I believe it’s true for my part. A woman who believes not in God, is monstrously vain, full of hates & vanities & infinitesimal spites would [word crossed out] be a strumpet.

Writing, drawing &c all day. Don’t recollect detail.

7. Tuesday. Reveille & Lantern Office. Drawing Reveille work all the afternoon.

8. Wednesday. Finished Reveille work by 1. Dined at the “Live & Let live,” to Randalls with blocks, then to Reveille, & Lantern Offices. Got no money from the latter. They owe me $39. Met [John] Mc Lenan. [words crossed out] Out with [Thomas] Powell, no go. Return to room. Joe [Greatbatch] called in the evening. With him to [174] Mulberry Street, & then together to [Henry] Holt’s boarding house in Robinson Street, calling for [William] Martin & a certain Californian, all four then proceeding to Broadway where Joe purchased a Colt’s Revolver, five barrel, paying for it & “fixings” $20,50. Martin leaving us, we turned in the Shades, sat conversing for an hour or so, then the Californian left — a good humored, brown faced Western man was he, — had gone the Overland Route, from the Mormon City [Salt Lake City], & had much to tell of digging & washing, of chasing and slaying Indians — having first made his way to California in 1848. Parting with Joe at 10, I looked in at Beach Street for an hour, then to room & bed.

9. Thursday. Doing Lockingtonian subjects all the morning.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-09-06

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Firearms
West (U.S.)
Indians of North America


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