Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday August 18, 1875

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Wednesday, August 18, 1875, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

The Tribune sent a reporter to Cos Cob yesterday to find out about Booth. He reports him as not seriously injured. One of his ribs is broken and one of the bones in one of his arms, but when his brother arrived he was smoking his pipe. I expect to see Booths pipe sticking out of his coffin. They report now that he will probably be well in time to fulfill his engagements in October. I was greatly relieved to hear such favorable news. It has rained hard at intervals all day and the country is drenched and soaked. Wrote a long letter to Eastman Johnson. Butschers Brewery burned last night making a large fire.

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