Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday November 5, 1884

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, November 5, 1884, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wednesday, Nov 5, 1884 Clear with N. W. wind and splendid skies, some of the finest effects I ever saw. Tried to work in my studio but was restless and did not accomplish much. Went there again after dinner and tried to compose a small study for Fullers picture but got very perplexed. In the midst of it nearly half past 3 came a telegram from Laura asking us to meet her and Charlie at 255 in Kingston. I came over and harnessed the horse and drove up as quickly as I could through the tearing wind thinking they might be waiting there. The train had passed nearly an hour and they were not there. Sara had made a fire in their room but they have not come tonight nor have we heard from them. The Election is still in doubt and I fear Cleveland is elected. New York is still in doubt and if that goes for Cleveland he is elected. Mr. Lindsley is elected to Congress by 1800 majority. I am full of anxiety. I hoped the election would be decisive one way or the other for I fear trouble if it is at all close.

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