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	And what came of it.
saying he wasn t afraid of his Vigilance Commit-
tee and a good deal more.     I thought the South-
erner showed best in the quarrel, though he did
talk, once, about knocking brains out.   Aroused
from my doze, and only imperfectly overhearing
the dispute, I tried to put an end to it, with
the usual success in such cases.   Colt packed up
the few arms that remained, talking all the
time to Woodward, who sat at his desk, replying
by monosyllables, and we came away.  Colt
was very wearisome with his objurgations subsequent-
ly, and his protestations of defying all that could
be attempted against him; being indeed in such
a highly-nervous state, that on my proposing a drink
to calm him, he set down the glass untasted and
went out into the passage adjacent, where I found
him, almost crying.        I cheered him up, promised
to see him through and so the affair ended,
though it had a sort of sequel, to which I shall
shortly arrive.         Non mi recordo as to Wed-
nesday morning.  xAfter dining, I was in my room,
writing my second long letter to the  Post  when a
knocking at my door warned me to slip it under
my blotting-paper and accord admission.    Enter
Colt, agitated, with a blood-stain across his
face, with him a sturdy, rough-looking man
  x What followed occurred on New Years  Day.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page fourteen
Description:Describes a conflict between A.H. Colt and Woodward.
Subject:Colt, Amos H.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; New York evening post.; Vigilance committees; Woodward (Charleston)
Coverage (City/State):[Charleston, South Carolina]
Scan Date:2010-05-07


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.