The Jervis McEntee Diaries - February 17, 1885

Diary Entry:

Tuesday, Feb 17, 1885 Bitterly cold this morning when I went to breakfast. I am glad to get back to my comfortable room such days. What misery it must be not to have a warm comfortable place such weather and yet I dare say thousands in this city suffer every day in extreme cold weather. Calvert looked troubled. He told me he had a note coming due March 1st and that rascally old Tilden wont pay him. I despise that old wretch. Rich and too mean and selfish to pay for work finished satisfactorily long ago. What are such men thinking of. My tailor came and dressed me wildly today. I have been hard at work painting a study 8x15 for a picture of Mt .Katahdin and I did it so quickly that I pitched into the picture 18x34 and have got that on the canvas. I think I will make an attractive picture of it and I hope the Boston man who wrote to me will want the study. Called on Mrs. Weeks and went to the club.

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