Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday March 12, 1876

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Sunday, March 12, 1876, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Went to hear Mr. Frothingham on the vices of the hour in which of course he handled the Belknap business. I thought his view of the decline of moral sentiment hardly sustained. I believe people in the aggregate are always better than they were a year ago. Spent the evening at Mrs. Joys. It was a rainy evening and the conductor let us out at the wrong St. in the dark and we wandered about in unfinished streets for a time. The house is very pleasant and she has it furnished in great taste. I dont know what Mrs. Stoddard might not have volunteered had she been there.

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