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	Damoreau s Proposition.
influenced him in any of his recent resolutions,
blamed himself for his past repudiation of
her and championed her affection and disin-
terestedness against her accuser.    Summing
up his earnings and necessities, he finally made
her this proposition: That so long as she con-
tinued sick he would send on money as liberally
as hitherto; on her recovery  she must come on
to New York, to give him a home and his chil-
dren s society, her person he was willing to re-
nounce.   He should allow her so much for house-
keeping, dress &c, should expect to come and
go unquestioned, should do as he chose in all
things, only assuring her of courteous and res-
pectful treatment and demanding the same him-
self.    If she did not consent to this the remit-
tances would cease inexorably; he should work
as usual for six or twelve months and with
the savings thereby obtained take his youth, his
self-confidence and cheerfulness to some country
where social opinion was laxer than in this 
country or England.        He offered, as he has
all along, to  gladly take the children.   His sis-
ter he should visit as often as he chose.
  Talking of his wife, afterwards, he told more
about her.   The woman seems to have furiously
resented her pregnancies, to have hated him for
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and eighteen
Description:Describes a talk with Charles Damoreau about Damoreau's wife.
Date:1860-11-18
Subject:Damoreau, Beatrice (Prideaux); Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Pregnancy; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; England
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.