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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 111, November 15-16, 1860

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Identifier: DX01351044

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 111, November 15-16, 1860

Description: Describes an attack of his nervous disorder.

Transcription:

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A Letter from Hannah [Bennett].

and unsuspicious — how I wished that the evening could be protracted to eternity — for it seemed as if despair and madness and suicide lay in wait for me out of that sanctuary. I was a damned soul admitted into heaven for awhile with the fiend’s reclaim upon me. They had all been to Newark yesterday, to visit the Crockett’s, but owing to a mistake in the date Nichols wasn’t there. To-night Eliza [Edwards] was absent, on a visit to “Jo Brown.” The girls and Jack [Edwards] and [Jesse] Haney talked, and I rallied a little under their influence. At 11 Haney and I left, and walking home with him, I told him my state which confession partially relieved me.

16. Friday. Out. To Harry Jennings’, the “World” office (where I saw [David] Croly and [Edmund] Stedman, and learnt that Frank Wood had been sent to South Carolina, to report “secession”) and to F. Butler’s, as my “Dog” article appeared in to-day’s paper. To Post-office; met [A.F.] Banks, twice. Return. Found a letter from Hannah awaiting me. Written before the arrival of my last, two days before her departure from Chacombe to Chigwell, when it is principally about Charley [Gunn] and his wife. Little Rosa [Bolton Gunn] “writes in good spirits, and says she finds all the kindness and love possible in her loved and loving husband.” The

coverage:New York, New York
coverage:Newark, New Jersey
coverage:South Carolina
coverage:Chacombe, England

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-11-15

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Journalists
Marriage
Secession
Suicide

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