The Jervis McEntee Diaries - November 5, 1888

Diary Entry:

Monday, Nov 5, 1888 Down town and got my tickets for the election tomorrow and a set for Tom who says he wants to vote the Republican ticket. Tried to sell the apples but could not. Went to see [?] Teller about sending them to N. Y. but concluded it would not be wise. A man advised me to keep them until toward spring which I finally concluded to do. I spoke to Teller about Mrs. Ro[?] buying our place as I heard she wanted to buy a place, but he did not commit himself in any way. When I got home "Bosch" a man Enoch Carter spoke to me about came up and I sold him all the apples not in barrels but selected which I estimated at 25 bbls for $25. Then I sold him four barrels in the barrels, he to return the barrels for $4 and all the refuse cider apples for $5. $34 in all. I thought this doing very well in view of the fact that farmers over in Esopus will not pick their apples as there is no market for them. His man came up later and I sold him a pile of refuse apples outside which had been overlooked for $1.75. It looks a little threatening for tomorrow. The canvas has been bitter and I will be glad when the election is over. The bitterest ones have been the Republicans who have gone over to the Democrats.

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