Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday June 5, 1880

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, June 5, 1880, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, June 5, 1880 I had my rest disturbed by a violent attack of rheumatism in my hip and today have been very lame and obliged to keep still all day and take aconite under Sara's direction. I have written a letter in French to Janette Hubbard. Carrie Barker, now Mrs. Ruggles and her husband called here today with Judge Schummaker and his wife whom they are visiting in Kingston. I have not seen Carrie since her marriage I think and she was married about the time we were. Pa came home this evening from his visit to Westernville and to Tom and Emmett. I have been reading over some of Gertrudes letters and some of mine to her in 1876. It was the same old story of anxieties always met with her devoted love. Reading these messages of love she seems to me to be still in the world but when I put them away I realize afresh her absence that I cannot but sigh over and cannot grow accustomed to. A letter from Booth and a short note from Downing.

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