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would seek him with the information that incendiarism and murder
was being plotted against him, unless he stayed it by presents. Next
day the varlet indicated would give the same information about t other.
So he thinking it no bad chance to get rid of stock he couldn t dis-
pose of otherwise, not fearing  em a jot, did give  em goods. And
government has to pay him, deducting monies thus expended from
those in future to be paid to the luckless red-skins.         This, and
much more he narrated, in good, clear, and even elevated phrase,
occasionally garnished by downright Saxon execration.    He has an
educated American wife, speaking highly of her.      /      Evening.
After divers humbugs on Genessee man, getting him to belt and brace
himself, and load rife with a wild idea of going ashore to shoot
ducks; evening drew on.      In the Ladies cabin.   Talking for
half an hour with pleasant Miss Compston, then went and in-
troduced myself to the pretty girl with the long curls, whom we
took aboard at Copper Harbour.   She has brown eyes, bright
and sparkling, well formed aristocratic-sort-of nose, good com-
plexion, petite and slender figure, and was prettily dressed, with
delicate little chemisette on a nicely formed bust.     Quiet in man-
ner, agreeable and well informed.         Her father Doctor Liver-
more, from the south of Michigan came to this lake shore some
three years back, passed by all of them at La Pointe, Madaline
Island, (opposite which we are now lying, mist enshrouded.)  He
has land at Copper Harbor, his son, (to whom I was introduced
by his sister,) is an explorer.         Much this pretty girl had to tell
me of Indians, and the Mirages.        Says they pass the time plea-
santly enough in the ice-bound winter months, sociality with the
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Six: page seventy-three
Description:Describes a talk with Godefroy on board the ''Sam. Ware'' about his life spent trading with Native Americans in Michigan around the Great Lakes, and a talk with Miss Livermore.
Subject:Compston, Miss; Godfroy; Godfroy, Mrs.; Great Lakes (North America); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Livermore; Livermore, Bertha; Livermore, Dr.; Native Americans; Norris; Travel
Coverage (City/State):Michigan
Scan Date:2011-02-02


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Six
Description:Includes descriptions of Gunn's writing and drawing work in New York, a visit to the Catskill Mountains, attending the wedding of his friend Charles Damoreau (Brown), a visit to the Crystal Palace in New York, his friend Lotty's difficult marriage to John Whytal, a sailing trip around Lake Superior, a visit to Mackinac Island in Michigan, a visit to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, and a journey by horseback from Kentucky to Louisiana with friends.
Subject:African Americans; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Native Americans; Publishers and publishing; Slavery; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Michigan; Wisconsin; Ohio; Kentucky; Mississippi; Alabama; 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 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.