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	   Wendell Phillips on England.
said some wholesome, hard things, the converse of
which would have been relished.       I was delighted
to hear him maintain what I have been asserting for
the last three months, the strong probability
that rather than submit to the North, the South
would herself unfurl the banner of Emancipation,
thereby purchasing the recognition of the European
powers and throwing upon the North the onus of
contending for the old, dead and gone Slave Consti-
tution.           He said hard things about old England,
characterizing her as  the most selfish and treache-
rous of modern powers,  but, I thought, inci-
dentally contradicted himself and justified her
subsequently.     Said he:  I don t wonder at Eng-
land s having no sympathy with us; the South
proclaims  We are fighting for Slavery; the North
asserts  We are not fighting against it!       Fre
mont was present on the platform and got ve-
hemently cheered.   To my room, where I was
presently joined by Boweryem and Shepherd.
Whiskey and water, after which the latter must
fain go to the Optimus for a welsh rarebit, and
on the plea of fetching a small toddy-
jug, given to him at Florence s, to present to
me, call at the House of Commons and sleep
there.   He told me this on the following morning,
alleging, in justification, that he knew Cahill
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and five
Description:Describes attending a lecture of Wendell Phillips.
Date:1861-12-19
Subject:Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Emancipation; Fremont, John C.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lectures and lecturing; Phillips, Wendell; Shepherd, N.G.; Slavery
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.