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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 15, page 163, February 13, 1861

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Identifier: DX01499343

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 15, page 163, February 13, 1861

Description: Describes a visit to Colonel Bull's home.



A Country Excursion.

on the morrow and inquiring if my stay longer were desired. I met [Robert] Bunch near the Telegraph office, and said good bye to him. Met [William] Carlyle; with him first to the “Courier” Office, then to the Charleston Hotel, where we found Super-Phosphate Rhodes waiting for us. After an hour’s delay under the piazza, a carriage, borrowed by Carlyle, arrived, in which we bowled off to visit the house of a certain Colonel Bull, in pursuance of an invitation given by him on the race-course. The day a lovely one, worthy of the eve of Saint Valentine, as sung by Ophelia. Through the sunny suburbs, past white wooden villas and over quiet roads we went, the negro children staring at us, my companions sounding the praises of the “Institution,” ad nauseum — of course the Marylander out doing his more Southern acquaintance in sentiment. Across a lengthy bridge over the Ashley River (for which privilege we paid the heavy toll of $1.75) thence into the country, by hedge rows, field and forest; many of the trees having moss on them. An hour’s ride brought us to our destination. Colonel Bull’s house is a stone one, built in the reign of Charles 2, of material brought from England. It has a square portico in front, a semicircular sweep of stone steps in the rear,

coverage:Charleston, South Carolina

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1861-02-13

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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