Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday June 6, 1884

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, June 6, 1884, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, June 6, 1884 Over to the cemetery after breakfast and made the wicker work for the morning-glories on Gussies grave. This afternoon I read some of her letters to Maurice while he was West in 1882 some from here and one after she got back to Hillsboro in which she expressed her strong attachment to this place. What a wave of sadness swept over me when I thought they were both gone to the land of spirits. I read many comforting things regarding the spirit world in a little book by B. F. Barret on the doctrines of the New Church which Wilmarth sent me, many things which accord with my own views on the spiritual life. This afternoon I made a wire screen door for the cellar and then dressed and wrote some letters. One to Fuller in answer to one from him, one to Perry, sent an order for a suit of clothes to Rock and a note to Galt giving him my picture "Plains of the Humboldt" for St. Louis. The man who hung the shades went home by W. S. rail road this morning. I drove him up. Mrs Smith came from Kingston with Sara and is to go to New York with her tomorrow. I shall go next Tuesday to be present at Julias wedding.

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