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                        A  Sell. 
and mouth are equally round and open,
and he tells us that Dyer has been arrested,
and conveyed away, bag and baggage!  A gene-
ral storm of rage.    Howell and A. C. Hills
determine to go aboard the steamer and there oc-
cupy the night in re-writing their narratives,
while I, who feel too used-up to attempt the
same, must return by it to New York, writing
by the way.  Enter Schell who confirms Hayes.
Hastily into respective rooms, putting up traps 
(I recollect how I looked at my bed   the bed
on which I had hoped to have slept so soundly
that night!) then descent into the Rotunda, where
we all assemble round the goodnatured Mc Clure,
who with Schell and A. G. Hills exhorts us
to temporary peace, saying that Gen. Banks
has promised to restore our packages.  Grudging-
ly we assent and return up-stairs to the room
of A. C. when the story explodes as a prodigious
 Sell  on the party by A. G., Schell and as a 
mild accomplice Hayes.    They had found Dyer
calmly sleeping in his berth, but securing the pack-
ages, had handed them over to the purser.     Only
A. C. Hills, whose self-esteem was hurt, resented
the trick.      An uproarious celebration of it by
whiskey-skins till midnight, then we break up
and retire to our much-needed beds.
  7.  Wednesday.   Abed till 11.  Howell off for
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page one hundred and sixty-two
Description:Describes a joke played on the newspaper correspondents in New Orleans by A.G. Hills, Schell, and Hayes.
Subject:Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss; Civil War; Dyer; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes (reporter); Hills, A.C.; Hills, A.G.; Howell; McClure, Captain; Schell, Frank H.
Coverage (City/State):[New Orleans, Louisiana]
Scan Date:2010-11-18


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" at New Orleans, Louisiana, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; boarding house living; a visit to the Rawlings family; a fight with Mr. Blankman at his boarding house; his journey on the North Star with the Banks expedition; the re-occupation of Baton Rouge by Union forces; a visit to a sugar plantation in Louisiana; and Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Thomson's death.
Subject:African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Publishers and publishing; Transportation; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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.