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     A quarrel between Colt & Woodward.
at Adam s Express Office    No! it didn t
though, for now I remember its occurrence,
before the night at the Courier office which intro-
duced to me Bryan the Kennedy-admiring law-
yer.      So it must have chanced in December.
However as its worth chronicling, here s to do
it.            Colt, then, and myself, were in the
Express Office, after a drizzly morning s walk
down town.     I sat with my feet on a chair
near the big central stove and dozed.     I have
already stated that Colt entertained a good deal
of jealous and ill-will towards Lindsay and
thought that Woodward favored his rival in
the sale of arms, depreciating both the man and
his merchandize.    Colt was going to return to
New York in a day or two and had some final
business to transact with Woodward, in the course
of which, he tempted him to the offer of some
bet, I think about the quality of the rival arms,
and accepting it, said,  Now I ve got you where
I want you; I ve been waiting for that!          This
angered the Marylander, he took it as an avow-
al of a deliberate design to make money out of
him.    He ordered Colt out of the Office and
their was a row directly; Colt half defying,
half-reproaching him as a  brother Mason  &c,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page thirteen
Description:Describes a conflict between A.H. Colt and Woodward.
Date:1861-01-01
Subject:Bryan; Colt, Amos H.; Firearms; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lindsay; Woodward (Charleston)
Coverage (City/State):[Charleston, South Carolina]; New York, [New York]
Scan Date:2010-05-07

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen
Description:Describes 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, including a conflict between A.H. Colt and Mr. Woodward, a visit to Sullivan's Island, John Mitchel's tale of assisting with the lynching of an abolitionist, attending a celebration in honor of Benjamin Mordecai, Will Waud's arrival in Charleston, the scene in Charleston the day the ''Star of the West'' was fired upon by the Morris Island battery, pistol and rifle practice with various Charlestonians, a rumor in New York about his having been tarred and feathered in Charleston, a visit to the quarters of the ''Richland Rifles,'' witnessing a slave auction, and a visit to Colonel Bull's home.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; 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.