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            Boweryem bawls for the Watch.
his nostrils   a proposal respectfully declined
on my part.     He asserted, also, that he was  co-
vered with blood.      But Phillips and Jewett,
not to mention Cahill, laugh at these characteristic
exaggerations, which are essentially Boweryemish.
 They might have prevented it, if they had wanted
to, said the jealous little victim,  and the women,
too, they all seemed to pity Cahill instead of me,
saying  Poor fellow   he s tight   that s all! as 
if that didn t aggravate the brutality of the attack 
The women appear to have been hovering on the
staircase, as the whole house was alarmed.         Of
course the men prevented further assaults on Bowery-
em and forced Cahill down stairs.         Then Bowery-
em descended to the door step and screamed  Watch! 
awhile, presently going some little distance in search
of the police.     That sobered Cahill.   Where shall
I go? what shall I do?  demanded he, alive
to the probability of his revisiting the Jefferson
Market cells, and huddling up his clothes in a
hasty bundle, for he had nothing on but shirt
and trousers.      They hurried him down to the
second-floor (American) back, temporarily occu-
pied by Jewitt, and locked him in a closet.     Pre-
sently up comes Boweryem with a policeman, having
placed two others at the threshold to prevent the
escape of the assassin.     He would have every
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page two hundred
Description:Regarding a row between Frank Cahill and George Boweryem.
Date:1861-09-21
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Clothing and dress; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jewett; Phillips; Police
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-15

 

Volume
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.