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will hew in the Slave states   and when there is then no market
for the human-cattle, the system will suicide itself. Then that
emigration of freed blacks will encrease to Liberia   and thus,
in time Africa be civilized   which all the missionyzing in the
world will never effect. 
[word crossed out]. 	Divers anecdotes of Slavery, and its evils
moral and political told.
  18. Monday.  To Chatham Street    pants  purchasing   very
parisian cut.  Faith, I ll look like one of Paul de Kock s students! /
 I cannot say I like the  children of Israel . The desire to get money
is shewn in such odious way   nor is their phisiognomy prepossessing.
By the bye, it is no insignificant Sign of the Times   the utter
rascality and venality of the modern shop keeper.  In the times of
our fathers, the tradesman who supplied a bad article   not durable,
would be considered a rogue   called one, and atonement expected. Now
a days, every thing is made, like Peter Pindars razors to Sell,
and that only.  Everything for look and sale.   It is a damned age
for that matter!	  	 Mose  all day   mighty busy,   lots
of shirt button, pre-going out miseries.  These things misanthrophize
the temper for more than great sorrows.   It s a hateful thing
to leave holes in shirts, buttons-missing, and ten times more hateful 
to have to plan and bother and scheme how to remedy such trumpery
nuisances. Its a nuisance to have the mind irritated by such pettinesses.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page ninety
Description:Comments on slavery and his disappointment with tradesmen and how business is conducted.
Date:1850-02-17
Subject:Boardinghouses; Business; Clothing and dress; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jews; Slavery
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Chatham Street
Scan Date:2011-02-07

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One
Description:Details Gunn's first year living in the United States, including his experiences with boarding house living in Jersey City and New York City, looking for work as an artist and a writer, publishing his first book ""Mose Among the Britishers"" and brief visits to Philadelphia and Boston.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Publishers and publishing; Theater; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Jersey City, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Boston, Massachusetts
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-two 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.