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	         A Canadian Rebel.
night, Tew s dogs,  Smoker,   Rattler  and  Lady, 
barking and their master chasing the cows, in his
shirt; he was then doubtful as to their ownership,
but a similar attempt this evening, convinced him.
John was placable enough and no breach between
the cousins followed that of the cattle.   When Con-
worth told  Ted  of the occurrence, that youth said,
 He must ha  had his bars down, then!  which, in
a modified degree, was the fact.   Ted  received the
intelligence as  news,  but in the course of the evening,
confessed, with a cunning snigger, that he had let
out one of the cows (which had escaped Tew s notice)
in the morning.
  3.  Tuesday.   Joseph Martin up, to get the drill-
ing machine; with him a man named Tuffard,
once condemned to be hanged, as a rebel in the Mack-
enzie rebellion of 1837, but pardoned, at the inter-
cession of his wife.     We talked of it, but he wouldn t
be drawn into personal particulars.         Accidentally
mentioning this to William Tew, in one afternoon
visit, I found he didn t like Tuffard at all.           And
here   alas for Joe Gargery!   I must chronicle
the inevitable specks on his character.  He was 
sometimes rather arbitrary in manner and speech
towards his good wife, on little domestic occasions,
generally relating to the repression of those young
Tartars, the children.       Also when she spake of
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and fifty-two
Description:Describes his visit with John Conworth in Canada.
Date:1861-09-02
Subject:Conworth, John; Conworth, Ted; Dogs; Farms; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Martin, Joseph; Tew, Jane; Tew, William; Tuffard
Coverage (City/State):[Paris, Ontario, Canada]
Scan Date:2010-06-11

 

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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.