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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 154, December 11-12, 1860

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Identifier: DX01378721

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 154, December 11-12, 1860

Description: Mentions a fight at his boarding house.




little daughter, at school.

12. Wednesday. To the Cooper Institute, unsuccessfully, to Harper’s. Article about getting the election returns accepted, but may not appear for twelve months. To the World office, saw [David] Croly and [Edmund] Stedman, the latter informed me they had resolved to do without a correspondent down South. To the Post office; [John] Bigelow not in. Returning met W. Leslie, as I had previously met little Davis the gilder. Leslie showed me a letter from an Alabama man, pleading secession as a put-off for paying-up. To the Cooper Institute again, saw [Thomas] Mc Elrath, he has concluded that he don’t possess money enough to re-take the Century. Return; writing — at another story. At the supper table was forced into a brawl with the generally offensive Lavan which terminated in a scrimmage between him and Jewett. When I turned out in the evening I expected a fight and was prepared to try a pugilistic “One” and “Two” in the drunken ass’s countenance. To 745 [Broadway], the unmarried [John] Crockett, [John] Nicholas and [Jesse] Haney there, also the girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards] and Jack [Edwards]. A game of whist in progress, engaging the two younger girls and the visitors from Newark, Haney aloof and rather blue and bilious (which he attributed to indiscreet indul-

coverage:New York, New York, 745 Broadway
coverage:Newark, New Jersey

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1860-12-11

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Card games
Publishers and publishing


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