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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 45, September 19-20, 1852

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Identifier: DX01199679

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 45, September 19-20, 1852

Description: Describes a conversation with Thomas Picton and J.B. Holmes about the Lone Star Association and an anticipated invasion of Cuba.


throughout the day, during the latter part, up on the rocks summit, amid the little inclosed, tree bordered patches of lush & lusty verdure there abounding. [Alfred] Waud having wandered off, [Augustus] Fay & I returned at an hour after sunset, & supped at the “Live & Let Live,” on quitting which we met Waud. I returned with him.

20. Monday. Working. Mr [Charles] Weldon came, stayed half an hour, looking over my books & departed with the Second Part of “Faust.” Out. to Chamber Street, saw Mr [Joseph] Greatbatch. To the “Recruit” office a Democratic Campaign paper, started for the vilification of [Winfield] Scott & the beautification of [Franklin] Pierce, (of course edited & conducted by Irishmen.) Down town, met [Thomas] Picton at the drinking shop — he in conversation with J B Holmes, who had sought him out to join the “Lone Star” association for the purpose of Cuban invasion. Much talk thereon. Holmes has been in Cuba before and the purity of his motives consist of hate to Spaniards & monarchy & anticipated women ravishment. Says he “I know a house where there’s three beautiful girrrls & if you’ll go, we’ll share!” / Other calls. Saw [Richard B.] Hutchings, got paid $4 for Picayune cut. To the Lantern, no money. To Wells & Webb, Post Office &c Dined. Return, & drawing on wood. Down town again to Lantern Office, partially inclined by the promises of that magnificent liar [Thomas] Powell. [John] Watson and [Charles] Seymour (alias

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States

Dates: 1852-09-19

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Books and reading
Presidential campaigns
Publishers and publishing
Politics and government


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