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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 83, November 1-2, 1860

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Identifier: DX01336536

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 83, November 1-2, 1860

Description: Describes a joke on Anne Edwards created by Jesse Haney.



Anne [Edwards] Discovers a Mare’s Nest.

got particulars of sale, went down-town and did report. Talk with Sweetsir and Cobb, latter a Connecticut man, one of the editors; found him subsequently in 6th avenue car and we returned up town together at half-past 12, or later.

2. Friday. In doors till the evening writing, then to 745 [Broadway]. Found [Jesse] Haney there, the girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards] and Mrs Weddell, the good looking sister of [William] Rogers, [James] Parton’s brother-in-law, with a friend of hers. There was a Wide-Awake procession towards 9 1/2 o’clock and some of us went to the door to see it, when Sally availing herself of the opportunity accorded by Matty’s temporary absence, told me of a queer hoax got up by Haney on Saturday and Sunday nights. An idea that he was making love to Matty had entered the wise noddle of Anne, greatly confirmed by some small confidence betwixt them which had necessitated the passing of a note from one to the other. Ann inoculated Sally and M Eliza with her suspicions and on Sunday evening attacked the object of them, telling him it was wrong to take advantage of the girl’s youth and inexperience &c. Haney treated the accusation with perfect gravity, stating that he trusted that Martha and he knew each others dispositions, that though his circumstances

coverage:New York, New York, Sixth Avenue; 745 Broadway

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-11-01

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Practical jokes


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