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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 51, February 18-19, 1851

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Identifier: DX09908413

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 51, February 18-19, 1851

Description: Comments on receiving a letter from Hannah Bennett.

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birth-place Canton, his [Atchien’s] kin wealthy, and his object in thus coming hither to seek Hayden Hall, his former “boss,” principally to acquire a knowledge of the language.

19. Wednesday. Mr [Henry] Hart called. (He and Dillon [Mapother] returned to New York on Monday, on the evening of which they paid me a visit.) Down town with Hart, calling in at Holts [168 Duane St.], where they had established themselves in the room whilome occupied by the [Joseph and Sarah] Richardons. I called at [Charles F.] Andersons, then at [John N.] Genins. More work for the latter. Then a call at Liberty Street with Mr Hart, whereat I left him. Drawing the drilling machine during the afternoon and evening. Cross as usual playing his Accordion, Alf Waud tailoring. Cross waxing slightly bibulous, at 12, singeth at top of his voice a certain self composed bit of magnificent nonsense, to the tune of the “fine old English gentlemen.” Thus is was

“Jerusalem my happy home, oh how I long to see

The great Menad-gee-ree that went to Mil-wau-keeee

And from there they went to Chicago to see what they could see-e

And from there to Genesee, up the Niagaree

With a fine ole___ __d English Genttel-man

All of the oldest kind!”

/ Had a letter from Hannah Bennett on Tuesday, brought to me by Fred Greatbatch, it having been directed to Chamber Street. I would not [words crossed out] All good be with her, for her kind thoughts of me, but I Can Not Cast again. I must be Alone henceforth. Sad is it to find more thought of me, and kind words and memories in me who has so little of me, than ten long years of love can win in Mary [Bilton]. / That was a happy time, that Chacombe one with me. A patch of sunlight on the past I love to think of. Simple, good happy hearts, there is no spot whereon the sun shines, whereon the heaven of

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1851-02-18

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Courtship
Music
Drawing
Chinese
Diaries
Songs
Women
Religion

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