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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 24, September 9, 1849

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Identifier: DX08882203

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 24, September 9, 1849

Description: Discusses George Bolton's departure from New York to England, and his missed opportunity of saying goodbye to him.

he anticipated having to come back again. At about 1/2 past 9 or so Joe [Greatbatch] and I went over. The “Philadelphia” gone — another vessel in its place. / Well — George [Bolton] is gone and I’m sorry for it! I shall be some ten times lonelier [lonelier]. For as to Joe his good-feeling don’t make amends for his solemn pomposity and dogmatic commonplace [words crossed out]. Of George, somehow I do fear there’s an under-current of Boltonian-selfishness in him, but he strives well, loves books, and has nine-tenths good about him. I had thought that the illness of Conworth’s sister might have been an inducement for return, but “it appears” (as Joe would say) that ‘tis not Sarah [Conworth] but her younger sister; — therefore George’s indifference as to the news he gave me a bit back, is accounted for. / I’m not disinclined to think, as George himself thinks, — that he’ll be back again — though not under some years time. Meantime — “The World’s mine Oyster !” / After a walk and lounge on the Battery, back to Jersey. Evening, the boys [Fred and Edward Greatbatch] ran in for a visit, and accompanied us to the Ferry. A stroll up Chatham Street &c. Broadway. Entered the Mechanic’s Hall and heard the latter part of a sermon. A Baptist preacher, and the man in earnest in what he said.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1849-09-09

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Religion
Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)


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