Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday September 27, 1878

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, Friday, September 27, 1878, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Began to rain about 3 o'clock yesterday & rained very hard--John did not come. Church trying to fry rice cakes in the rain--cleared off in the night with high north wind which has continued all day--went out to fish at 6 A.M. Wind too high--out again after breakfast--wind still blowing hard--got back & found John here and another man, Moses somebody who brought in half a bushel of potatoes 14 miles for a dollar. Queer, cock-eyed fellow. Had breakfast & returned. John & George have gone with part of our traps on the way to the basin where we go tomorrow. Church fixed my pipe with part of an old tin can, bone of an owls wing, some solder from a tin kettle, [?] from a spruce, a file and pair of scissors--full of resources & very skillful--John brought in supplies, tea, sugar, tobacco, coffee, rice, eggs, apples etc. and a bottle of vinegar for me.

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