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cited Bellew s nervousness to an intense degree,
in apprehension for his brother, the more espe-
cially as the messenger was bloody, too.  He
went to the Jefferson Market police court,
found Beckett an awful spectacle, got him
removed from the cells to the Police quarters,
did what he could and, this morning, both
prisoners were dismissed with a reprimand.
In the mean time the countryman, sent by
F. B. to return the dogs to Reynolds, is ar-
rested as a possible accomplice of that person
in a street murder, on the body of one Pat
Mathews, a notorious pugilist and scoundrel.
However both Beckett and his follower are got
safely off to Paterson.        Bellew unnerved,
unstrung, half-mad, sends down to 16th street
for Haney.    Haney doesn t come, returning
an ambiguous message.   The day passes hor-
ridly and F. B. sends for me.               Half
an hour after my arrival, Haney appeared,
when it seemed that he had mistaken Bellew s
message for one from Mrs B. hence his de-
lay.          We talk John Bull versus Jonathan,
the war, all sorts of things, drink madeira
and at midnight Haney departs.        I re-
  7.  Friday.   {      main, sitting up reading
for an hour after Bellew has retired,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page two hundred and seventeen
Description:Regarding Patrick Beckett Bellew's arrest for fighting.
Date:1862-02-06
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Bellew, Patrick Beckett; Civil War; Dogs; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Mathews, Pat; Murder; Police; Reynolds
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th Street
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.