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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 162, December 15-16, 1860

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Identifier: DX01382923

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 162, December 15-16, 1860

Description: Describes meeting Charles Damoreau's two sons.



[John] Bigelow copied this. Finally it was settled that I am to go, by steamer, on Wednesday, to Charleston, with $100 in pocket. Maybe I’ll be dating from “the seat of war” this day next week! To [Jesse] Haney’s, to the “World” Office, saw [Myron] Cobb and [Edmund] Stedman; told the former not the latter, who informed me, incidentally, that Frank Wood had received orders rescinding his recall. I’m sorry for it, as I’d rather not meet him while on this mission. Up-town by 5. Haney came to supper and stayed till 10 1/2.

16. Sunday. [Charles] Damoreau up, with his children, two sturdy, rude boys of 5 and 7, one, the eldest goodlooking. He told me he wished he had an American father, that he was a Yankee and didn’t like Englishmen. I recognized the mother’s teaching in this, though Charley didn’t. Frank Hillard up, stayed awhile, read a poem of his. Dinner, chores, loading revolver &c, then to Cobb’s, stayed till 7 1/2, then an unsuccessfall call at [Edward] Dixons, then to 745 [Broadway]. The girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards] there, Anne [Edwards] and Haney who had spent the earlier part of the day at [James] Parton’s. (Fanny [Fern] has replaced Haney’s portrait on the wall, hence it is augured that she will insist on being friendly and — coming on Christmas to 745 [Broadway].) Mr and Mrs E. [George and Sarah Edwards] came in anon,

coverage:New York, New York, 16th Street; Bleecker Street; Broadway
coverage:Charleston, South Carolina

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-12-15

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Children


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