Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday May 18, 1872

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Saturday, May 18, 1872, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, May 18, 1872- Gertrude and I finished planting our flower garden today and I nearly broke my back carrying water to water them. Oscar Sawyer & Girard came from N.Y. Oscar is a delegate to the Philadelphia (Grant) convention from Salt Lake and also to a preliminary meeting for the Centennial Convention. I wrote to Boughton on Friday but too late for the Saturday mail. Fires are burning everywhere in the mountains and all day the smoke has been so dense that Hussey Hill has not been visible.

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