Lehigh University
The Vault at PfaffsAn Archive of Art and Literature by the Bohemians of Antebellum New York
Previous Issue Next Issue
Previous Page Next Page
Previous Match184 matches Next HitSee *matches* and [# of matching pages] in above lists.

Text for Page 092 [08-21-1859]

              84
down.                           God bless all the girls!
  22.  Monday.  Writing, chores and sick
continuous headache, unfitting me for anything.  Out
for a walk down Broadway at 4 P. M.  [Phonography] in
the evening.     Sick and sad and tired.
  I have had in my possession for the past week
or so, two piles of letters written by girls of the
town to Cahill and Gun, who severally have hand-
ed them to me for perusal.     They afford curious
insight into a side of life oftener depicted in conven-
tional than truthful colors; of which, too, facts
are hard to come at and proportionately valuable.
Men familiar with such are commonly not of the
capacity to offer them, if loose-souled enough
to talk freely.     These letters, in conjunction with
what I have heard from their recipients, as from
the Arnolds, Sears and Tracy, give me at second
hand, information they have paid a dearer price
for.    So now for them.           The first and
smaller batch ^|were| written to Cahill by Isabella
Clemo, of �Bella� as she commonly signs herself.
Like her companion she is a mulatto or colored
girl, said to be very pretty.   Both are at the present
time inmates of a brothel at the corner of Broome
and Wooster Streets.    Sears has succeeded Cahill
in his connection with �Bella�, as he preceded
Gun with his mistress.             Well, this Bella�s
letters, thirteen in number, directed to Bleecker               
  •  
Loading content ...