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dealer!      He afterwards got into a controversy with a
half drunken Scotchman, on the subject of universal brother-
hood, quoted the Bible to him, rebuked him for swearing,
and repeated the words of Paul  For God hath made
of one flesh and one blood all the nations of the earth. 
I was well pleased to hear it, and to think that it was
owing to the proximity of Saint George s Red Cross, that
the poor fellow could say the truth unchecked.
      The little village of Niagara is passed.     So are the
two forts on either side of the river belonging to the rival nations,
and now we are plashing out on what Walter Scott calls
                     Wild Ontario s boundless lake. 
It is sea-like, and soon all trace of shore is left behind.
Many persons are disturbing themselves with anticipations of sea-
sickness.        I don t,  and when the bell rings make an excel-
lent dinner.          The vessel rolls and pitches.   Folks walk
up and down and try to look happy.   I dry my feet,
(which have been, during the past week perpetually wet,) and
as it grows dark, doze beside the Stove, or in one of the
recepes where, in sea going vessels, berths are placed.   Half
past 6 in the evening brings us to our journey s end. Going
on deck,  I find that we are steering towards a sea
of floating ice, miles out, and that between and
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five: page one hundred and thirty-five
Description:Describes his journey to Toronto, Canada, by boat.
Subject:African Americans; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Religion; Travel
Coverage (City/State):Ontario, [Canada]
Scan Date:2011-02-07


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Five
Description:Includes descriptions of Gunn looking for drawing and writing work among New York publishers, witnessing a fire at a chocolate factory, attending a religious camp meeting, his friendship with Lotty Whytal, the 1852 presidential election, a visit to Niagara Falls in the winter, a visit to Toronto, Canada, and the Crystal Palace in New York.
Subject:Gunn, Thomas Butler; Railroad; Publishers and publishing; Religion; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Niagara, New York; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.