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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 132, May 30, 1852

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Identifier: DX01117901

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 132, May 30, 1852

Description: Describes a trip to Staten Island with William Roberts.


between the intersected branches form a mosaic worthy of blessing Heaven for the privilege of looking on — sunlight all around. Rambled on, by cottages, through lanes, then up little hills, and by the water side again. Intending to return by the next steamer we were progressing thither, when at the end of a sort of rudely built stone pier were four or five men just about to start off a certain rough looking “perry-auger” as they call it. (May be the right word in from the Mexico-Indian “pirougue”) So, at [William] Roberts suggestion, we asked them whether they wanted any “live ballast”, and in five minutes were scudding across the broad bright bay at a speed distancing any race-horse conceivable. They took us to Gowanus, where after making them drink, we set off for Brooklyn, and arrived there, rather tired with out ramble. Must have done 8 or 9 miles during the day. Had a stew

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-05-30

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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