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	Revolting against his Wife.
ter to his likings    finding affection elsewhere, 
perhaps begetting another family.    He says the
woman is furiously jealous, withal, of his success
with others; of whom she lies indirectly, by tel-
ling him what they said of him at another time,
as though it occurred recently.    When they were
going to be married, I happened to smile at him,
as he and the bride-elect sat in the coach; his res-
ponding produced a threat of breaking off the match
then and there!         He declares he should have taken
her at her work and ordered the coachman to drive
back; when he might have conquered her and re-
tained the whip-hand ever since.           He narrates
some damnable instances of the woman s utter
selfishness and one, the sinking of her $1,000
out of all power of touching it for ten years,
seems to have made a great impression on him.
Yet he can t be sure of the existence of this money.
I think it s probable the woman has lied a good
deal from the outset; she told him mysterious
stories of her possible fortunes, which have either
drifted into forgetfulness or been but indefinitely
recanted.   He says he is confident as to her
chastity and seems to have no doubt about it.  For
six months, she avers that she lived a virgin wife
with her first husband, who, quoth Charley,  was
a gentleman though a Frenchman,  and who
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred
Description:Describes Charles Damoreau's troubles with his wife.
Date:1860-11-11
Subject:Damoreau, Beatrice (Prideaux); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-04-27

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen
Description:Includes descriptions of attending a lecture by J.H. Siddons on Queen Victoria; seeing tightrope walker Charles Blondin perform; boarding house living; his freelance writing and drawing work; visits to the Edwards family and his friendship with Sally Edwards; a visit of the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII of Great Britain, to New York; his work as a reporter for ''The New York World;'' a visit to a dog fighting establishment; an evening spent at the 4th Ward police station awaiting 1860 election returns; and Gunn's experience as a correspondent for ""The New York Evening Post"" in Charleston, South Carolina, in the aftermath of South Carolina's secession from the federal government.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Civil War; Elections; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Police; Publishers and publishing; Secession; Slavery; Slaves; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Charleston, South Carolina
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 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.