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	Allie, Josie, Glover and Watson.
the actor when about fifteen or sixteen years
old.      She formed a passion for Glover in con-
sequence of his fool s face resembling that of Da-
venport.      Allie was a good sister to her, kept
her, and tried to preserve her from the impurity
into which she herself was precipitated, but
vanity and meretricousness had their sway,
and the two whored in common.  Josey becoming
pregnant by Glover, that lewd, vicious person,
who is yet capable of small cunning, devised a pro-
ject to fasten the responsibility upon Watson, who
being as intimate as his  friend  was with Allie,
had information of the trick from her.
In pursuance of it he was left alone with the
younger sister for two hours, and this commen-
his intercourse with Josey.   Finally she was sent 
into Connecticut at Glover s cost, where an abor-
tion was procured, when she was six months gone
with child.     It cost,  said Watson,  over $100. 
He, it seems, was the means of introducing Allie
to the miserable little Coville, who was really mar-
ried to her.      Coville saw both sisters at a theatre,
and struck with Josey s beauty, became very
desirous of making her acquaintance.     Just then
she was engrossed by her passion for Glover,
so Allie made play and secured him as a hus-
band within a week or so after the introduc-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and seventy-four
Description:Describes Frederick Watson's stories about Allie and Josey Vernon.
Date:1862-01-16
Subject:Bohemians; Coville; Davenport, Adolphus; Glover, Thad; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Pregnancy; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Vernon, Josey; Watson, Frederick; Women
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.