The Jervis McEntee Diaries - October 12, 1885

Diary Entry:

Monday, Oct 12, 1885 Gertrude went away today. I drove her up to the W. S. train on her way to Stony Point. She was to stop over a train at Newburgh. She wisely refrained from any allusion to our troubles and bore herself very quietly and amiably. Sara when she bade her good bye told her she would be glad to see her whenever she would like to come here. But it seemed so hard to be obliged to refrain from any inquiries concerning the family. Feeling kindly and tenderly as I did towards her I could not help an embarrassment and did not know what to talk about [?] in the parlor. She took leave of me cheerfully and kissed me and sad as I felt for her and the bitter changes one selfish, unwise man has brought about I did not hesitate one moment in my [?] of him and my wish never to meet him again. It has been a trial to Sara but she was most kind to Gertrude and cried at the dinner table when she spoke of her and her constrained visit. Mrs. Edwd Tompkins and her daughter Mrs. [?] called this afternoon having heard Gertrude was here. Sara took my father out for a short ride to Rondout and up to Kingston. A note from Calvert is undecided as to when he can come up. I think I will go out to Shokan tomorrow if the morning promises a fair day, to look about and see if I can find any thing new there. I paid Tom our hired man four hundred dollars today.

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