Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday August 26, 1884

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, August 26, 1884, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, Aug 26, 1884 It was raining this morning and still so cool that I put on my winter suit. It cleared in the forenoon however and I had to change my clothes as it grew warm. John McEntee sent up word by Girard that he would call for me at 1 oclock to go fishing out at Leggs Mills. Girard and JK. North were going along. We were to have gone with out team to Cantines Bridge this morning but the rain prevented. We spent the afternoon at Leggs Mills John and I fishing above the dam and Girard and JK. below but the water was very soily from the rain and the fish would not bite. Got home about 7. Found letters from Downing, Alice and Janette. Janette spoke most tenderly of dear Gertrude and of their visit to me in the Stony Clove years ago. She is a cheerful woman and takes life easily as most spiritualists seem to, looking forward to the future for the happiness and the satisfactions denied us here. I wrote Joe yesterday and sent the letter this morning. I hope he will not think I intended to be unkind as I did not.

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