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	A Pugilist s Conscience.
another, being of course largely in their favor.
All three were intimates of the dead man, who
was once a New York fireman.    This Mulligan
has a face as Irish as his name, was well dres-
sed, as gamblers mostly are, and has recent-
ly given up his establishment in the hope to go
a-soldiering as a captain.       He tells Cahill that
he generally says a prayer before going into a fight,
 as he might be killed anything,  and solemnly
denounces the crime of perjury; saying that he
couldn t face his maker with a lie in his mouth.
Cahill met him crying in the street, last night, in
consequence of a newspaper paragraph about a
brutal bar-room fight ascribed to him; as it ap-
peared a pure invention.    Cahill prevented its
reprinting in the  Times,  sending Mulligan up into
the editorial room to contradict it.              He return-
ed quite delighted with the courtesy of the corps.
Like all his class, he thinks the press utterly venal
and overrates its power.x        To 745 for Jack.
Up in the shop or show-room, on the second floor.
It is smaller than the former and very quiet
  the more s the pity, as there s very, very little
business doing.    Instead of the usual group of
nimble-fingered workwomen, I only saw the
three fair daughters.    Matty came and did the
	x See 226.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page two hundred and forty-five
Description:Regarding Billy Mulligan.
Date:1861-06-14
Subject:Broderick, David C.; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Mulligan, Billy; New York times.
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
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.