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		Panurge again.
all his money, awaits Cahill s repayment of
$5, which that young man borrowed  to pay a
debt,  before obtaining his last weeks salary, and
incontinently got drunk upon it.        From Shepherd
I also learn that Cahill s neglect of his duty
during the last two days of the preceding week pro-
duced something like a climax at the office.    Going
thither on Monday, he found his name removed
from the books, heard that Raymond had spoken
of his conduct to Seymour, threatening dismissal,
and got a blowing-up from Armstrong.     The fool-
ish fellow assumed an air of independence, flatter-
ing himself that he could get a commission in some
of the volunteer regiments, the officers of which
make much of the  military reporter  of the N.Y.
Times, but who would soon, I trow, turn a cold
shoulder to Francis Conway Cahill.   Happily for
him the storm has temporarily blown over and he
resumes his position, a little sobered.     This evening
he presented himself at the dinner table not in
his usual Friday s condition and took credit for
it.       It s only a temporary respite; I know what
must come of it.      Cahill is almost utterly des-
titute in the article of clothes; has but the suit
he stands upright in; is hideously in wont of
linen and hosiery and wears shirt-collars
abandoned by other boarders, lent to him by
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page eighty-seven
Description:Regarding Frank Cahill's financial and drinking troubles.
Date:1861-12-06
Subject:Armstrong; Boardinghouses; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Clothing and dress; Drunkenness; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; New York times.; Raymond, Henry J.; Seymour, Charles (Bailey); Shepherd, N.G.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-14

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen
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 life, the shooting of Sergeant Davenport by Captain Fitz James O'Brien for insubordination, and Frank Bellew's marital troubles.
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.