The Jervis McEntee Diaries - May 29, 1885

Diary Entry:

Friday, May 29, 1885 Went to see Dr Hunt first thing. He told me to keep cold water on the neck and gave me some powders to take and hoped to be able to arrest the boil. Found Miss Rae and Miss Matson waiting for me in my room and wrote them a note yesterday. Miss Ray is to be in Rondout through June and wants some instruction in painting. I told her I would show her what I could and would not charge her any thing. Fuller came shortly after. He gave me an order to paint "Paestum" for him any size I pleased, some thing the effect of Holts picture, a very late twilight. I think I will paint it about 14x26 or somewhere near that. He likes the last picture he got from me and the proof of it is he wants another. I am nursing my boil assiduously. Spent the evening at Marys. Julia came with Downing today from Philadelphia where they attended Walter Mendelsons wedding. Eustace Conroy came in the evening to arrange with Marion for the pic-nic on the Palisades tomorrow. Brought a big box of Haylers candies which Marion upset on the carpet.

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