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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 15, page 152, February 9, 1861

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Identifier: DX01493329

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 15, page 152, February 9, 1861

Description: Regarding a three-hour dinner with Charleston acquaintances.



A three hours’ Dinner.

return presently — he had to go up the street for ten minutes — our friends mustn’t wait for him. These were [William] Carlyle, Irving, [Harry] Covert and Marchant, invited to dine with the latter. There was also another friend of Marchant’s, I think an Englishman, whose name I forgot. We made a long dinner of it, sitting over our wine, and remaining at table from 4 till 7, when the folks were at tea around us. I went with Covert to his store when the party broke up and then returned to the hotel. Got a telegraph from Frank Leslie to W. Waud and sent it on to Augusta. To [George] Babbage’s by 9 and with him to the Governor’s office, unsuccessfully endeavoring to get a permit to visit Sullivan’s Island, which with the others had, this day, been placed under martial law. We saw Dunnovant who curtly denied us. Back to Babbage’s and presently to Spear’s, where we remained till 11 1/2. When I mounted upstairs to my room, I observed the key outside in Ramsays, a thing not commonly done in a big hotel. So after tapping, I entered. A trunk there, clothes, a few books (lent to him as I knew by Carlyle) — evidences of a hasty departure. I went to bed pretty certain

coverage:Charleston, South Carolina
coverage:Augusta, Georgia

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1861-02-09

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Martial law


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