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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 112, December 22-23, 1852

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Identifier: DX01228241

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 112, December 22-23, 1852

Description: Mentions a having a drink with Thomas Picton and a ''Lone Star Unit,'' discussing Cuba.


ting paid by Charley Brown. ([Alfred] Waud having betrayed Charley [Brown]’s residence, even after the same philanthropic style which righted the washerwoman. And Charley suspecteth not a whit!) Back to Swinton & Fays room [290 Broadway], which I found untenanted, with open door, (that is unlocked.) Waud came in half an hour. Dillon [Mapother] & Kelly came anon. Bitter cold night.

23. Thursday. A wet & evil-disposed day. Dunsier called, anon Field. Left the latter on Waud’s room, and ([Edwin A.] Weed having brought cuts) down town with them, to B & P’s [Bunnell and Price]. At the “Sachem” Office awhile — out drinking with [Thomas] Picton & a certain Lone Star Unit, who told divers improbabilities how Franklin Pierce had confided to him his intention of assuming the head of the executive & military power to “enfranchise” Cuba, and “drive the last remants of British tyranny from this Continent &c!” / To B & P’s, to the Printing place; anon met Charles Seymour, alias Bailey, the literary one, who told me of divers rascalities of his wood-pecking brother. / Back to room and work hard. Fouler weather without. C.

(I have half put down Fridays occurrences to Thursdays credit, and must even conglomerate them now, being unable to separate them.) Randall came with cuts &c. And

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States

Dates: 1852-12-22

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Politics and government


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