Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday November 4, 1884

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, November 4, 1884, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, Nov 4, 1884 The Presidential election occurred today. The day as usual dawned grey and threatening and rain fell early in the day but at intervals. I drove my father down to the polls and he and I voted the entire Republican ticket. I regretted afterward that I had not voted for John Denenbacker for County Treasurer but I did not know he was running. Getting into the wagon at the polls my foot slipped on the step and I fell under the wagon and struck my head on the curb stone hurting my ear internally. It feels very sore tonight. Got four barrels of apples ready for Mary and Julia Dillon and Tom took them down to the Baldwin in the rain. I went to my studio and worked a little but it was very dark and I did not accomplish much. Wrote to Mary. Received a letter from Turck asking if we had been paid the mortgage. Answered the letter and told him it was all settled. It has rained very hard this evening and is still raining (10 oclock). Mary and Jimmy came over and spent the evening. Girard staid down town to hear the election returns. My father seems as well as usual but the time drags with him.

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