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           I tell Boweryem to  go ahead. 
Rochester on Monday night, I think, the fa-
mily barely escaping in their night clothes   this
is bad for Mrs R., who is not well and I am
afraid the insurance is small.               Out to
the Courier Office, Bird and Kennedy there.  Re-
turning up town met my cabin chum Speck,
in uniform of the Richland Rifles, a Columbia
company quartered on Sullivan s Island.  Drank
with him, met W. Waud,   a proposition that
we should visit the company.    To my room;
writing a letter to the Post till a quarter to 9,
W. Waud being in for an hour during the after-
noon.     Down town secretly, as usual, through
the rain, the puddles and the black bye-streets,
anon returning, in the sitting room of the hotel
amid the loungers commenced a letter to Bow-
eryem, in which I gave him the best advice
I could relative to Stedman s proposition.   I
told him to be prepared for any mischief
that Stedman could do him in any case, for
the refusal to be his accomplice would incite sus-
picion and dislike, that nevertheless if he (Bower-
yem) were willing to brave this and hopeful of
helping the injured wife   with a reasonable chance
of effecting it   to do so, as individually I believ-
ed in helping Providence by hunting down scoun-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page ninety-two
Description:Mentions writing a letter to Boweryem, giving him advice about the Stedman situation.
Subject:Bird, Dr.; Boweryem, George; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Kennedy; Military; New York evening post.; Parton, Mary (Rogers); Rogers, William; Speck; Stedman, Edmund Clarence; Stedman, Laura; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[Charleston, South Carolina]; Rochester, [New York]; Columbia, [South Carolina]
Scan Date:2010-05-11


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.