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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 23, September 7-9, 1849

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Identifier: DX08877992

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 23, September 7-9, 1849

Description: Describes seeing Zachary Taylor in New York and his last day spent with George Bolton before George's departure for England.

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with divers flags flying. Mob crowding, and when the President [Zachary Taylor] landed, in a very savage manner. An old man, locked arm in arm with two gentlemen on each side, each endeavour to keep themselves & companion from being jostled no where. “Three cheers for the Hero of Buena Vista, lads” — hoorah! — hooroar! “Most sweet voices.” “Take off your hat Gineral!” He did it, exposing long grey hair, an anxious wearied visage, having in every line of it “I wish I was out of this.” At length they let him enter the railway station. / New York. To “The Clarion” Office, a new paper. To Appletons — and got — 12 dollars! — 12 dollars for some four or five weeks work. Well — disgust prevents detail. “If he’s not damned the devil will want shepherds !” To Robert Roberts. To Era Office. Then a walk up Broadway, then to Jersey and dinner. Evening with George [Bolton] and Joe [Greatbatch] to Harsinius; for the purpose of the former’s saying “Good bye.” An hour there, then back.

8. Saturday. With George to Pier No 5, and aboard the “Philadelphia.” New vessel, the forthcoming being her first voyage; — therefore George has the incitement of additional danger. After talk with an “Agent,” (George pays 10 dollars,) went off. Met Joe, and all three walked hither and thither while George was purchasing provant. To dinner, then again to the vessel. Afternoon spent sitting aboard in the sunlight, eating peaches walking about &c, then back to Jersey. In the Evening all three over again. Found only a Watchman aboard, who stated the Vessel would clear out on the following morning at 8.

9. Saturday. George up about 6, and off, with out good bye, as

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1849-09-07

Type(s): Diary
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Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Food
Publishers and publishing
Transportation
Payment
Newspapers
Bars (Drinking establishments)
Ocean travel
Fruit

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