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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 48, February 29, 1852

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Identifier: DX01098142

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 48, February 29, 1852

Description: Describes an incident at his boarding house.


holds forth anent John Knox and the Free Kirk, happened, with another, to be imbibing at an adjacent grocery store, when a handmaiden of Mrs Moorhouse [Fanny Wallack] came there, on some errand, (probably for liquor.) [Alexander Hay] Ritchie having no key, with the other followed her to the house, and whether from stupidity or impudence followed her to Mrs Moorhouse door. The lady actress putting out her head and spying him asked him what he wanted, and threatening to call her husband [Charley Moorhouse]. Ritchie didn’t speak, and Moorhouse, who like his wife, was in night-attire; leapt up — Ritchie bolted — “Charley” followed, and overtaking him close by my door, commenced lamming him terrifically. His lady wife followed also; — Ritchie hailed murder, and cussed, and roared, and the other folks got up. Finally

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1852-02-29

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Drinking of alcoholic beverages
Assault and battery


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