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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 149, August 1-4, 1850

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Identifier: DX09533903

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 149, August 1-4, 1850

Description: Describes the arrival of General Paez of Venezuela in New York.


and walk we reembarked. Exquisite evening. Thoughts of Herne Bay, the [unclear word], bathing and new-novel reading in times byegone. Mr [Henry] Hart and the rest get out at Pier 3, I go on to Watts Street, where we arrived at about 8. Supper, then a walk calling on the Greatbatches. Mary Ann had been unwell.

2. Friday. Writing letters to [Jabez] Wing and Bridgens. Afternoon with them to the Post Office, calling on “Lager” Ben by the way. Strolled down to the Battery where I found a crowd assembled to witness the arrival of General [Jose Antoinio] Paez, Venezuelan patriot, and fellow to Bolwar. After some waiting he, with escort, issued from Castle Garden, through the Battery and up Broadway. A frank, soldier looking old man, about sixty, on horseback, and in private dress. Accompanied the crowd to the Astor House, then turned off into quieter streets. Evening, with Mr Hart, [Dillon] Mapother and [William] Martin to the old dock again. On our return to the Holtein street door [168 Duane St.] saw Joe [Greatbatch].

3. Saturday. Making drawing of the Brooklyn fire, to send to J B Hall, during the morning. Called at [Jonathan F.] Badeau’s and talk with his brother. Evening, with Mr Hart, Mapother and Joe to the pier, then subsequently to the “Grapes”, Chamber Street.

4. Sunday. “Household Words” and top of Rabineau’s bath during the forenoon, in company with Joe. In-doors during the afternoon. Evening with Hart, Mapother and Joe and [Frank] Royal to the Dock. Afterwards a stroll about Broadway, a gossip with the Holtein boarders at the hostel; then a julep with Royal at the Partridge.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1850-08-01

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)
19th century
Castle Garden (New York, N.Y.)


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