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	Another Slave-Sale.
can  newspapers in the enemy s citadel,
each looking among the exchanges for our own
work.     After half-an-hour, Carlyle returned.
We went out with him, took drinks and
parted, he to his sanctum again, we to our
hotel.        I found Waud (who had also
been to the minstrels  entertainment ) in his
room, on ascending the four stories.
  5.  Tuesday.   With Ramsay to the  Mart 
to see  a negro-woman named Laura  sold,  on
account and risk of her former owner, she
having proved unsound.     We arrived at five
minutes before the hour, so strolled on into
Broad street and East Bay, returning to
find the people pouring out, the sale over.  Laura,
an oldish negress, had been sold for $12.
We found her sitting on the steps between the
tables or bench, conversing with two white men,
and looking humble and troubled.      Together
to the Consulate (which Ramsay visited every
day)   an half-hour with Bunch.        Returned
to hotel by 1.10.    Writing a letter to Han-
nah in the afternoon and evening, then
with Ramsay for the usual drop-in at the
 Courier  Office, where we found Carlyle, Mit-
chell, Bird and others.            Adjourning presently
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page one hundred and forty
Description:Mentions another slave auction in which a slave named Laura was sold for $12.
Date:1861-02-04
Subject:African Americans; Auctions; Bennett, Hannah; Bird, Dr.; Bunch, Robert; Carlyle; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Laura; Mitchel, John, Jr.; Ramsay, Russell (Buckstone); Slaveholders; Slavery; Slaves; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[Charleston, South Carolina]
Coverage (Street):Broad Street; East Bay
Scan Date:2010-05-20

 

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.