Tuesday November 7, 1882
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, November 7, 1882, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Tuesday, Nov 7, 1882 Election day. For the first time since the formation of the Republican party I deviated from my regular custom of voting the whole ticket. Today I did not vote for Folger for Governor, nor for B. Platt Carpenter for Lieut Governor but voted the Prohibition candidates. In every other respect I voted the Republican ticket and in favor of the Constitutional amendment making the canals free. Tonight there is a rumor that the Republicans are disastrously defeated, as I anticipated. I should not be surprised if the Democratic Governor (Cleveland) were elected by 100000 majority. I think the Bosses will begin to believe the people are not to be trifled with. Painted all day in my studio on an Autumn picture 20 x 30 and made satisfactory progress. I am aiming at brilliancy of color.
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