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	     Billy Mulligan. 
in Paris and likes Charley   as, indeed, most
people do.   Charley projects leaving Chigwell in
October.           Talk of friends and visitors at
Chacombe.          Sarah Ann Bolton says that
poor old Conworth left his money to John: I
had inferred, from a former letter of George Bol-
ton s, that John had taken it.           Charley goes
to sleep at Chigwell during his wife s
Neithrop visit, Naomi and Lucy (I suppose
our waiting-maid) keeping house for him.
Good little Gazey is prosperous   buying land.
  Writing till 5, then down-town.            In-doors
all the evening.
  14.  Friday.   Found Cahill writing a letter
for and at the suggestion of Billy Mulligan, the
pugilist and convict.    This man, a California
gambler and desperado, was sentenced to im-
prisonment at Sing Sing, six months ago, is now
at large, expecting another trial.     His offence
was drawing a pistol in a gambling-house.    He
asserts, however, that the enmity of Wilkes secur-
ed his conviction, and that it s cause originated
in his (Mulligan s) refusing to perjure him-
self in affirming the legality of a forged will,
that of Senator Broderick (shot in a duel)
which will had been executed by Wilkes and
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page two hundred and forty-four
Description:Describes news received from Hannah Bennett's letter.
Date:1861-06-13
Subject:Bolton, George; Bolton, Sarah Ann; Broderick, David C.; Cahill, Frank; Conworth; Conworth, John; Duels; Gazey; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lucy; Mulligan, Billy; Wilkes
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Chigwell, [England]; Chacombe, [England]; Neithrop, [England]
Scan Date:2010-06-08

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War, boarding house living, visits to the Edwards family, Mort Thomson's engagement to Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Eldredge, Frank Cahill's return to New York from London, Frank Bellew's dissatisfaction with living in England, Thomas Nast's engagement to Sally Edwards, the scene in New York during the departure of the 7th New York Regiment for Washington, attending the wedding of Olive Waite and Hamilton Bragg, a visit with Frank Cahill to the camp of the 1st Regiment of New York Volunteers and the 2nd Regiment of New York State Militia on Staten Island, the death of Charles Welden, and his reporting work.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York
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.