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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 158, July 4-5, 1852

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Identifier: DX01150265

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 158, July 4-5, 1852

Description: Discusses a proposed trip to Hastings with Rebecca Kidder.


Told Lotty [Kidder] I didn’t care to go if the plan was thus marred. Says She, “You better not tell Widow K [Rebecca Kidder] so. Told her I would. Matter debated. Dan Dodd, little, good sort of [words crossed out] fellow, from Cuba, — (half I think on the way to fool’s paradise about Lotty,) inclined to persuade her story. Happening to say in reply to some chance remark, that I’d pass a happier day were we to have her pleasant face out among the green leaves, but if she’d be happier preferring town, let her stay in Gods name.” Lott put out her frank hand to mine and said with bright smile “Thank you for that Tom Gunn! — ” Finally it was left a moot point. Quitted about midnight. Great firing of crackers and devil of a row everywhere in anticipation of the morrow. Could hardly get to sleep.

5. Monday. Aroused by 5 or earlier by the pyrotechnic patriotism of the rising generation.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-07-04

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Fireworks
Fourth of July


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