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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 15, page 143, February 7, 1861

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Identifier: DX01491690

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 15, page 143, February 7, 1861

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



Difficulty with the “Post” people about Payment.

standing, but that “the firm” was so well satisfied with my “zeal and industry” that it despatched the inclosed $80 and would settle up the balance due on my return, advising it immediately, as business was interests were growing dull in Charleston. I wrote, then, asserting that the payment of expenses was understood distinctly; that had I not stipulated for them, it would argue that I knew my services would be, not only unremunerated, but rendered at positive cost to myself! For confirmation, I appealed to “Mr. Bolton;” stated that I could not return by the next steamer, but would on the one following. Having dispatched this, I went to work in a letter to the “Post” about the races (of which, as in other cases, I possess no duplicate), completing it by 4. Dined with [William] Carlyle, [Russell] Ramsay, Marchant and a Mr. Irving, a Southern Carolinian of the old school, very English in manners and conversation, who had lived in the old country and might have been taken for an English country squire. All of the party had been to the races. After an hour’s writing, to the theatre with Ramsay, finding Marchant and a Frenchman there. There till 9 1/2, when I left for [George] Babbage’s, spending an hour with the fellows

coverage:Charleston, South Carolina

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1861-02-07

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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