Wednesday July 16, 1873
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Wednesday, July 16, 1873, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Wednesday, July 16, 1873- We went on an informal pic nic today out to Leggs Mills. My father, Mary, Sara, Lillie Wilkinson and Marian in one wagon, Lillie McEntee, Nannie, Miss Main and Bowyer in another, and Fred Stedman, Dwight and I in the little wagon. We had intended to go on the river above Steep Rocks but the wind blew so from the north we changed our plans and luckily, for we found this a charming place, with nice shade, boats on the creek and the people very accomodating. We spent a delightful day as all acknowledged. When we reached home we found my mothers sisters Aunt Hannah Aunt Esther and Aunt Ann whom she had invited up to spend the day. I noticed that Aunt Hannah had grown visibly older and very feeble. Gifford drove up while they were at dinner, come to ask me to go along with him to the Thousand Islands and from there wherever our inclination led us. He came very unexpectedly. Robt Wilkinson had some business in Kingston and Gifford came down with him. He was here only about a half an hour. He had previously written to me and I received the letter when I got home. I have answered that if he settles down to sketch I will probably join him. I also received a letter from Gertrude who isn't at all well. I am troubled about her health. A letter came from Silleck telling me that he had attended to the two little pictures as desired.
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