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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 158, December 14, 1860

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Identifier: DX01380821

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 158, December 14, 1860

Description: Describes an evening spent with the Edwards family and friends.

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148

Sally [Edwards]’s Coquetry

been esquired from 745 [Broadway] to 16th street by the gallant Newarkian, who never mistrusted the sex of his companion, until his arrival at the latter place when he [Mr. Tousey] was furiously laughed at. Jim Parton was “sold” in a similar manner on the previous evening, to the girls’ amusement. Tousey wore his mother’s dress and might have deceived most people, being a beardless, smooth-haired young lad. Talk awhile, then to dancing, [John] Nicholas devoting himself in the usual direction. Thinking of my coming departure from the loved basement room and the dear faces, I was blue awhile, but got all right anon, talking with one and the other, now Matty [Edwards], anon Anne [Edwards], sometimes Sally, finally with their mother. The Crocketts “cut up” heartily; the married one has lived in England, the other is rudely good-humored. He commented unfavorably on Sally’s dancing to Anne, his partner, who said something milder to the same effect, which Nicholas resented: Anne told me of it, asserting that his behavior toward Sally was “becoming serious” and that he would be “very angry” when he got his rejection. How did she know that he would be rejected? Why didn’t Sally tell everything he said to her and make fun of him! &c &c One delightfully absurd little incident occurring this evening only [Jesse] Haney noticed. He was about to cross the room to

coverage:New York, New York
coverage:Newark, New Jersey

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-12-14

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Clothing and dress
Diaries
Courtship

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