Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday September 24, 1875

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Friday, September 24, 1875, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wrote to Mr. Hinshlewood to explain why I asked him about the engraving as he seems in a note received yesterday a little embarrassed by his connection with the matter. Tried to compose a picture but did not succeed very well. In the afternoon my Father, Maurice and I went over to the cemetery and trimmed the hedge on our lot and cleared it up a little. Sent Lucy six of Johannes photographs making seven with the one I sent her. Am reading Shermans Memoirs. Have conceived a great admiration for the man as a general, a sincere patriot and a man of remarkable practical sound sense. It has also strengthened my faith in General Grants integrity which I have never much doubted in spite of all the clamor against him. I believe in the men who were so true and earnest in those trying days.

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