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	Bradshaw and Mrs. Geary.

[newspaper clipping continued]
abandon their lighthouse home, in consequence or
fears for their safety from the secessionists.  Their
loyalty to the government was their only offence.
  The Connecticut and Rhode Island will remain
no longer in port than suffices to take in stores and
mails for the blockading squadron.  The former
consists of fresh beef and pork packed in ice 
luxuries our troops and hardy tars will be able to
do justice to in those latitudes.
	   STEAMERS BUILDING.
  There are three new steamers on the stocks and
making rapid progress in the Navy Yard: the
Adirondac, a sloop of war; the Oneida, and one
which has not, as yet, received a name.  The Adi-
rondac will carry ten guns, the Oneida six.  Both
of them are growing towards completion under
the immense sheds, from which they will be, it is
said, in about six weeks, launched into the waters of
the East river.  The third, seen under no other
canopy but that of Heaven, is at present only a
huge skeleton.
  Two little gunboats, the Potomac and Satellite,
carry each two rifled cannon, twenty and thirty
pounders, placed fore and aft.  They were not long
ago towboats, and have been converted to their
present use by defending them with iron bulwarks,
fore and aft.  They are of no great draught and de-
signed expressly for operations in the shallow
waters of southern ports.

[Gunn s diary continued]
		{he has a truly Micaw-
		berish liking for spread-
		ing himself on paper) sta-
		ting that he is unable to
		keep himself, and decli-
		ning the proposed alliance.
		Whereupon Miss Jennie
		goes to reside with an aunt,
		and Mrs. Boley characteri-
		zes her privately, to me, 
		as a liar and a drunkard,
		and says that she ll give
		her three years to com-
		plete her disreputability.
  That squire of dames, Bradshaw (whose
not handsome countenance Cahill compares to
a cross between an owl and a gorilla) is devoting
his spare time   more than two thirds of the
day   to Mrs. Geary, who doesn t seem to care
who it is she listens to.       Cahill made love
to her, but cooled off on discovering this fact, and
on her suggesting that he should supply the mis-
sing stone of a ring of hers with  a diamond.  He
says she asked Bradshaw for a bonnet.
Left alone with her step-daughter Mina, one
morning, Cahill got to love-making with her, to
which she had no objection.    And Mrs. Geary
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page two hundred and twenty-two
Description:Regarding fellow boarder Mrs. Geary.
Date:1861-09-30
Subject:Adirondac (Ship); Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Bradshaw; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Connecticut (Ship); Food; Geary, Mina; Geary, Mrs.; Gunboats; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jewell, Jennie; Military; Oneida (Ship); Potomac (Ship); Rhode Island (Ship); Satellite (Ship); Women
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.