The Jervis McEntee Diaries - October 13, 1885

Diary Entry:

Tuesday, Oct 13, 1885 The weather looked very threatening this morning and it began to rain early and has rained hard nearly all day and is still raining. I had Tom make a fire in the hall stove which is two days earlier than last year. I wrote a long letter to Mary about Gertrudes visit, I also wrote to Miss Nesmith. A telegram came from Calvert this evening saying he would join me next Saturday and I wrote him this evening what I intended to do. I shall hardly go to Shokan now until Thursday. Sara had a letter from Mary Gifford from Pokeepsie and a present from her of a crocheted skirt. I wrote last evening to the superintendent of the House of Refuge that we did not think it advisable to let Katy Burns come home just yet. I cut this item from this evenings Freeman. I knew Billy King as a bright little boy the son of King who kept the home where Roggens hotel is now and also a hotel at Kingston Point. The last time I saw him he was a wretched drunkard and begged money from me. Poor wretched man, I was glad to hear he was at rest. I remember he came here once and my mother pointed him out to Maurice and said "that is what you will come to." He had a sister Delia who was one of my youthful fancies. I do not know what has become of his family or whether any of them are living.

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