Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday August 4, 1878

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Sunday, August 4, 1878, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wrote to Lucy Thursday. I have been at work all week trimming the wagon. The weather has been perfect and now while I am busy I am as happy and contented as one could wish. Constant employment is the secret of content. Yesterday afternoon my mother, Gertrude, Mrs. Davis, Sara and I went out to the Sawkill ford where they fished and I drew in a sketch. It was a perfect afternoon. It rained on Thursday, there was no dust and no wind and the country was as charming as it could possibly be. Saw a picture for "Saturday Afternoon" a dozen men with a wagon piled up with grain getting in the last load of oats. Hussey Hill in the back ground.

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