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            One Sin draws on to Another. 
well with him and Eliza.     Anon Sally appear-
ed, later Miss Anne, then Jack and Mattie,
returned from a walk, Mrs. Edwards and
Haney.     Sally was inconversant till chaffed
into talk, when she, I, and her half-sister
got along well enough.   Stayed till 11  , leaving
as usual with Haney.         He and Wells took the
girls to the Staten Island camping-ground on
Friday.
  16.  Monday.  Down town to Harpers, twice,
unsuccessfully and to Frank Leslie s.   Writing
in the afternoon, and intended it during the
evening, but Damoreau came up and began
more confidences, about the substitute for mar-
riage alluded to in his previous disclosure   the
charming woman  who loved him,  who would
run away with him down south, if he chose.     Its
a bullet business, if found out  said Charley,
 but I m devilish careful.     Briefly told, it is
an adultery, the woman married and a mother,
he made her acquaintance on a Staten Island
ferry-boat, attracting her attention by an act of
courtesy   bringing a chair to another woman.   Then
he seated himself, made an observation about the
weather and she   answered him.        She visits
him.     Her husband gambles and has  no sympathy 
with her.           One sin pumps for another; he lays
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page one hundred and five
Description:Regarding Charles Damoreau's affair with a married woman.
Date:1860-07-15
Subject:Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Marriage; Welles, Edward; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of New York literary Bohemians, Frank Cahill fleeing for England after spending money that was meant for ''The New York Picayune,'' visits to the Edwards family, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, a sailing excursion to Nyack with the Edwards family and other friends on the Fourth of July, a fight between Fitz James O'Brien and House at Pfaff's, witnessing a fire at Washington Market, the execution of pirate Albert Hicks on Bedloe's Island, an excursion aboard the ship Great Eastern, a vacation at Grafton with the Edwards family, his growing friendship with Sally Edwards, Lotty Granville's behavior with Brentnall and Hill at his boarding house, Frank Bellew's return to England, and visits to dance houses in the Fourth Ward with friends for an article.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Grafton, New York
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.