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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 169, September 22-23, 1850

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Identifier: DX09621373

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 169, September 22-23, 1850

Description: Comments on how Charles Brown seems to have gotten over his engagement with Annie Ward.

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There for an hour or so; — heard a “Temperance” discourse very intemperately set forth by a stout one-legged man. Also a young one with yellow hair sang two appropriate ditties to nigger tunes. Returning Met Rothschild. Afternoon reading and dozing. Evening, on the door steps, projecting a walk to Holts [168 Duane St.], when [Hardin] Andrews comes up. With him to English tavern in Walker Street, where, after a little space cynical [William] Martin arrived. Out together to a certain saloon in Elizabeth Street. A large room, some hundreds of men and women present, (many Germans with their fraus and frauleins,) concert balcony, and comic-songs — quite continental. There half an hour, then left, and I parted with Andrews at his own door. Walked on to Duane Street, and finding Mr [Henry] Hart and [Dillon] Mapother in bed returned and did that same myself.

23. Monday. Writing during the morning. After dinner went to [J.W.] Orrs for block. Calls at Bobbett and Edmonds, [Edward] Bookhout &c then to [Warren] Butlers, and after half an hour walked back with [Charles] Brown. He hath already more than one anticipatory chere amie in track; and has completely got over the braking off. Men love often just for the pleasure of indulging in the passion, not that the object is loved. His temperament is one inadmissable of lasting sorrow. Evening to Duane Street, Baudoin accompanying me. In the small spitting room with Mr Hart, Mapother, the two [Arthur] Evans &c (who depart for Phila tomorrow,) travelles Butler &c A bit of a walk, and Baudoin complaining of a malady in the stomach leaves. The

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Dates: 1850-09-22

Type(s): Diary
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Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Bars (Drinking establishments)
Books and reading
Concerts
Diaries
Temperance
Women
Germans
Courtship

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