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	Cahill drunk and friendly.
he spoke as though  Mrs. Waud  were acquainted
with her!     The gentlemanly young Mc Elrath
has resigned his 2nd Lieutenancy in Hawkins 
Zouaves, at Fort Monroe, to take the same rank
in the regular army.      Cutler is trying to get a
lieutenancy in one of Sickles  regiments at Camp
Scott.        Cahill is unchanged: He woke me,  writes
Boweryem,  on Friday night, telling me that having
made $10 that day, outside his businessx, he had be-
thought him of my partiality for claret.      He therefore
bought a bottle and brought ice in his hands to the 
bedroom, insisting that I should drink the wine with
him, then at midnight.        I declined and my
thoughtful friend drank it all, alternately from my
glass and his own.    He immediately thereafter cast
it forth and went to sleep.         Griswold would not
rouse himself to partake of the festivities.      Next eve-
ning, on my appearance at supper, Cahill inform-
ed me, with much gravity and earnestness, that a
very troublesome man, a British Volunteer, had been
awaiting me some hours in my room; and had 
finally subsided into a drunken slumber on my
bed.    He called on Griswold and Phillips for con-
formation.    They accorded it.    Mrs. Geary proposed
out of her pretty mischievous eyes and mouth

  x Buchsheesh from the officers of Anderson s Zouaves.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page sixty-six
Description:Describes a letter received from George Boweryem.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Cutler, Peter Y.; Drunkenness; Geary, Mrs.; Griswold; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jewell, Mary (Waud); McElrath, Thomson; Military; Phillips; Searle, January (G. S. Phillips)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-09


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War; his visits to military camps in and around New York City as a reporter for ""The New York Evening Post;"" boarding house living; a bridal reception at the Edwards family's residence in honor of the marriage of Sally Edwards and Thomas Nast; a visit to the Heylyn and Rogers families in Rochester; and his trip to Paris, Ontario, to visit George Bolton and the Conworths.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Paris, Ontario, Canada ; Rochester, 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.