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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 15, page 154, February 10, 1861

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Identifier: DX01494421

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 15, page 154, February 10, 1861

Description: Regarding Ramsay leaving Charleston.

Transcription:

144

[Russell] Ramsay retreats to Columbia.

Previously, at the bar of the hotel, I received a letter from Ramsay, dated yesterday, and evidently written in a hurried, flurried manner. It commenced by requesting me to not to mention its contents to any one — stated that last evening he had received notice that he had better go North — added that [William] Carlyle knew “nothing about this — that he (Ramsay) had “sent to some English friends in Philadelphia” to send him some guarantees — that he had “sent to F to get him to write sayw saying that” he “declined writing for the “Press” — that “the fellow had promised to say nothing about it to anyone, if” he “made his record all right, but after” my “telling” him, “this morning about a man getting tarred and featheredx” he “had determined to go to Columbia until the replies came” — that he hoped to be back on Wednesday — furthermore asking me to “make excuses at dinner-time,” to say he had a letter calling him to Columbia — hoping that Mixer wouldn’t charge him while he was away — saying that, should they want his room, would I have his trunk lifted into mine — reitera-

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x See Page 65.

coverage:Charleston, South Carolina
coverage:Columbia, South Carolina
coverage:Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1861-02-10

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Journalists
Charleston (S.C.)
Civil War, 1861-1865

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