Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday November 16, 1878

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Saturday, November 16, 1878, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Spent the forenoon at Merritts wagon shop getting the trestle-trees for the flag staff made. This afternoon have been looking over the old letters. It has been a grey, chilly day promising snow but this evening it is warmer. I awoke very early this morning. I think of Gertrude the moment I am conscious and there comes such a sharp pang when I realize all. We speak of her the last thing at night and generally go to bed in tears and the morning brings her to me the moment I awake.

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