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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 75, October 24, 1860

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Identifier: DX01332405

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 75, October 24, 1860

Description: Comments on his relationship with Sally Edwards.



“Take Care!”

not invidiously so, and once went out to the door to see a procession of Philadelphia Wide Awakes. Left with [Jesse] Haney at 11, walking part of the way home with him.

Sally [Edwards] knows I don’t love her, I have told her so in so many words. She thinks I entertain a half-cynical opinion of her; would not object to have me for a suitor but is not the girl to let sentiment strike in so as to hurt her. Yet these confidential relations between the opposite sexes always have a touch of it; [Jesse] Haney was right enough in thinking danger might come of it. He’d never have seen it without the aid of certain “green-eyed” spectacles, however.

I wouldn’t play false to Hannah [Bennett]’s love and fidelity for all the world, I have never wished too. I don’t like blabbing of my engagement to her even to Sally, but if it must be, it must. God keep me from cock coxcombry and puppyism in over estimating a girl’s fancy! but these entries must read like it. It seems damnably ungenerous, too, to be noting down a girl’s confidences. I do and cannot by but like her and wouldn’t wrong her in thought or deed. All this business has come about in the most unstudied manner in the world. Get married Sally! take [John] Nichols or [Thomas] Nast or any good

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-10-24

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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