Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday August 2, 1884

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, August 2, 1884, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, Aug 2, 1884 Mary, Sara, Willie McEntee with Charlie and Girard went to Pokeepsie in the little boat. It was a beautiful day for their trip. President Arthur came to Kingston this afternoon the guest of Geo. Sharp. This evening he is to be serenaded. He goes to the mountains on Tuesday. The steamer Eagle of the Newburg and Albany line burned at Milton today. I spent a part of the morning cleaning out the path in front of the house. Mr. Wood came by here today to leave word for Sara. He told me he expected the Turck sale would be consummated on Monday and the money paid us. I talked with my father about it. He wishes to pay Tom two or three hundred dollars and that I shall take charge of the rest. I hope now to get off next week for my sketching I put up our flag today in honor of the Presidents visit. Have been reading the lines of Inigo Jones, Wren, John of Wykeham and Van Brugh. The earlier British Architects were men of great versatility and seemed to have taken up their profession as if by instinct.

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