The Jervis McEntee Diaries - November 9, 1885

Diary Entry:

Monday, Nov 9, 1885 I carried all the double sash up from the carriage house this forenoon, Sara and I washed them and I had them all in place [by?] dinner time except the two in the dining room which I put on after dinner. The storm has cleared and the weather is warm but it seemed best to do this now. Afterwards I went up on the roof and swept it off. By that time I was very tired and came to my room and dressed myself. Calvert came in just before tea having come up from N. Y. this morning and been at Mr. Terrys new house all afternoon. Genl. Smith died on Sunday afternoon. There was a long notice of his life in the Freeman this evening. He was about one month older than my father. Poor man. He had been a power in Kingston in his time, with money and influence but he lived to see his property all vanish and none of his six sons I imagine able to help him in his old age.

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