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	But sends her Money.
of preciseness at once clever and abominable.
She demanded so much of his earnings, more
than the lioness  share, a sum that would reduce
the remainder to a bare pittance for his necessi-
ties, proposing to give nothing in return.     Not
a word about his overworking himself by night-
labor, only formal thanks for the money ($20) just
received.          She hinted at his past attempt
at infidelity with a malignant coldness, also
that he had written under his sister s influence
and further, quoted scripture with  the voice is
the voice of Jacob, but the hands are the hands of
Esau.         Dextrously, the letter concluded with infor-
mation about the children.          To this, her husband
gratified her with her request for a special reply.
Firstly and formally he wrote of the money he in-
closed   having raised it in advance on his wages.
Then he dissected her letter and reviewed her
conduct, characterizing it as it deserves, saying
that twelve months absence ha enabled him to re-
flect on and come to a conclusion as to her na-
ture, that it was exacting, selfish, merciless,
that he loved her no longer.    He charged her
with being the cause of his incontinence, from her
denial of conjugal rights, repudiated with horror
her statement that money was henceforth to be the only bond bet-
ween them, denied that his good sister had
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and seventeen
Description:Describes a talk with Charles Damoreau about Damoreau's wife.
Date:1860-11-18
Subject:Brown, Emma; 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.