The Jervis McEntee Diaries - November 14, 1883

Diary Entry:

Wednesday, Nov 14, 1883 Went to the dentists and had my tooth filled by Dr. Rora. Came up to my studio and put it in order to receive a visit from Mr. Magee and Edith Cook who came with Sara about noon and looked at my sketches. Mr. Magee dined with us. After dinner he went away and Sara, Edith Cook and I took a walk out towards Jacobs Valley on the rail road down through the tunnel to the bridge and home by the view. My father and I by special invitation attended the semi centennial of the Rondout Presbyterian church going there at half past five and not getting home until 11. It was a most interesting occasion. There was a collation in the lecture room or parlor and after it short talks, begun by Judge Westbrook, followed by Chamater, the dentist attorney, then my father and to my horror I was called on and had to say a few words. Mr. Lindsley followed me. Afterwards we all went into the church and listened to interesting addresses from the clergymen of the place and from the former pastors Mr. Phillips, Mr. Irvin and Mr. Clark. Mr. Phillips is much broken by rheumatism. He delivered his address sitting. His little daughter Gertrude was with him. She was named after my dear Gertrude and is about 14 years old. My father walked down and back up the hill with Girard and me and stood the six hours about as well as any one. Marked respect was shown him and it was a great pleasure to the people that he could be present.

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