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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 108, November 13, 1860

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Identifier: DX01349486

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 108, November 13, 1860

Description: Comments on Edward Hayes and other acquaintances.



[Edward] Hayes. More of Sally [Edwards]’s Confidences. [John] Nicholas.

tooth-ache. Apropos, I must remember that the maid liked Hayes; “he laughed so” when conversing with Sally that she suspected “it might be him.” Hayes is a very good-humored, likeable fellow, of the Traddles order, a good son, an industrious, economical fellow, very careful, as Sally (and I) have remarked, not to allow his attentions to one girl to exceed those offered to another. He has a precise, facetious air, will be his father’s facsimile when he grows old, and, probably, continue a bachelor. The girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards] are invited to Newark tomorrow afternoon, to visit the Crocketts, the acquaintances who introduced Nichols of the bouquet. He has been away, sporting, sent quail to paterfamilias [George Edwards] (the Scotch girl “saved me one,” says Sally) and, returned, met Mat and Eliza on Broadway yesterday. He didn’t join here their promenade — “wasn’t it odd?” asked Sally. “Very!” I said, “especially as everybody knew that Mat and Eliza were the especial objects of his regard.” Sally laughed. She says she don’t think she’ll go tomorrow and repeated her former anticipation about “getting into a scrape.”

[Edward] Welles set the example for going and we left at the usual hour. It was a cold clear night, the stars shining, I had some thought of a night in the boats, but didn’t effect it, going home

coverage:New York, New York
coverage:Newark, New Jersey

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-11-13

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Scots
Household employees


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