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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 15, page 142, February 6-7, 1861

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Identifier: DX01491144

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 15, page 142, February 6-7, 1861

Description: Regarding a misunderstanding with the New York Evening Post about payment for his services.



Covert Tipsy and comical.

the hotel we dined at 4. With [William] Waud to and Covert to (who turned up in the hall and had been betting unsuccessfully on the races) to the minstrels’ entertainment, thence to a partridge and oyster supper in King Street, with champagne and liquors, on which [Harry] Covert got rather inebriated and very funny. Going up King Street, he would remove the stepping-stones (used for mounting on horseback) and commented humorously on the store-keepers, most of whom he knew. Of one a Northern man who displayed South Carolina’s arboricultural emblem rather prominently, he said: “Would plant his little Palmetto and think everybody was going to by buy drugs of him!” We left him — not at his home — and returned to our hotel by midnight.

7. Thursday. A letter from Henderson intimating there was $80 awaiting me at Adams’ Express, which accordingly I went and got, in a pile of bills of South Carolina money. Wrote acknowledging the receipt, and answering the letter. It had stated that in my engagement with “Mr Bolton” nothing had been said about the payment of my hotel expenses — that there must be “some mistake” in the under-

coverage:Charleston, South Carolina

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1861-02-06

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Publishers and publishing
Charleston (S.C.)
Civil War, 1861-1865


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