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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 90, November 4, 1860

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Identifier: DX01340156

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 90, November 4, 1860

Description: Describes a conversation with Jesse Haney about Sally Edwards.

Transcription:

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[Thomas] Nast “in love” before (?)

rejection. But he [Jesse Haney] adhered to his conviction that she [Sally Edwards] had betrayed a lack of kindness; intimating also that she might not be unwilling to encourage a renewal of his suit, now, — at all events that she has learnt to estimate him differently. I told him, as I think, that the girl only wishes to have his good will, being pretty well convinced that they never would have suited each other. His passion, she instinctively felt, was a serious affair, dreading the responsibility of becoming the wife of a man who could become exacting, who was too keen sighted and too much in earnest to be put off with mere liking such as would have satisfied Nast. This, her girlish hesitancy in such a crisis, little Tommy’s passion, her supposition that Haney took possession of her too suddenly, the opposition of Anne [Edwards] and the others, all had their influence on Sally. Apropos of Nast, I find he was in love with a visitor at Mort Thomson’s, before he knew Sally. The girl was from Rochester, engaged to be married, and Tommy actually visited that city, for love of her, I think subsequent to her becoming another man’s wife — whether he knew it, I know not. Haney knows Anne’s objections to him and has rallied her on them, especially since the hoax about his engagement with Matty [Edwards]. He told me particulars

coverage:New York, New York
coverage:Rochester, New York

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-11-04

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Courtship

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