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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 42, September 14-16, 1852

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Identifier: DX01198211

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 42, September 14-16, 1852

Description: Mentions receiving payment for a drawing for the Lantern.


do, that there’s considerable humbug about Jenny [Lind]. Was she charitable or politic — which? Those who knew her, nearly, here, werne’nt favourable in their notions. And she married a little money loving Jew.

15. Wednesday. Drawing on wood. Reveille subjects. Down town, dined — waiting at [John N.] Genin’s during a rain storm. Lantern Office. Post Office, Dickinsons. Return through rain. Called at Mr [Joseph] Greatbatch’s in the evening. Poor Joe [Greatbatch] — four or five hundred miles out at sea — & perchance very sea sick — how thinketh he of his four poster at home, now? / Had a letter from [Edward] Heylyn today. A letter from [William] Barth yesterday.

16. Thursday. Drawing on wood till 2. Down town, to the “Sachem” Office, [Thomas] Picton & some half dozen members of the “Lone Star association there. Picton & [John V.] Wren, (Presidents) attempt to convert me to the cause of filibusterism &c. Imbibition. To the Lantern Office. [Thomas] Powell & [John] Brougham. Sold my drawing getting money for’t or shouldn’t have let it go. [words crossed out] By way of explanation for demanding ready cash I intimated the outstanding debt. “Does the Lantern owe you $39?” says Brougham, [word crossed out]. Powell looked hot & shuffled, [words crossed out]

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States

Dates: 1852-09-14

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Debt
Publishers and publishing
Politics and government


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