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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 49, November 5-6, 1849

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Identifier: DX08983567

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 49, November 5-6, 1849

Description: Mentions a political rally he attended the night before Election Day in New York.

Transcription:

He’s a fine snob, — witness the portrait of him, its attitude and look. And as Mrs Gore is read principally by the “hairy-stock-cracy” as she calls ‘em, so is Albert Smith prince royal of snobs read and tired and feared by the “Gents” which he reviles, bedevils and is chief of. / A ramble with [Jabez] Wing; then taking pipe and Tasso went alone to Bergen Rocks. Little wood, lying down amid

“– the leaves so red

Which Autumn there had cast

When going to her water bed

She had undressed her last”;

And there read the account of the death of Clarinda, and of the voyage of Waldo and Charles to the Isle of Armida with the recovery of Rinaldo from the beautiful enchantress . / The day warm, not to say hot. Rambled back by 2, doze in the afternoon and Dante in the evening.

5. Monday. Wrote to Mr Hallock, the old gentleman I met twice of the American M. S. [American Missionary Society]; relative to the late $9 transaction. In the evening, it being the eve of Election day, went to New York, to see if anything was stirring. In the Fourth Ward found divers tarbarrels burning, boys and rowdies congregated together. And on “James’ Ship” a great crowd, surrounding a sort of bullocks pen elevated above their heads, in which were divers excited individuals. One addressing the manyheaded beast; — at the top of his voice, exhorting them to “annihilate the base wretches” who differed from them in quarrel. He was on the

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States

Dates: 1849-11-05

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Books and reading
Elections
Politics and government
Poetry
Demonstrations
Mobs

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