Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday November 6, 1884

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

Thursday, Nov 6, 1884 Went down town this morning and paid some bills, the Cement Co. a bill of two years standing, for the shingles on the carriage house and I also bought a little scarf pin for Mayer the man who helped me with the horse the night of the parade. I also ordered a plain harness as ours are old and unsafe. I know of nothing more appalling than to see the money going out so fast and none coming in. I can think of nothing else. Laura and Charlie came about 3 o'clock driving up in a little phaeton which some one at the station lent them and presently a great stage wagon came up with their two trunks. It seems Laura's telegram of yesterday was meant for today but it did not so specify. Laura looks badly and is not well. They expect to leave next Monday on their way to New York and thence home. Charlie and I walked down town to the telegraph office and then called on Mrs. Lindsley. The Election is still in doubt, the Republican and Democratic state committees have each issued an address claiming the election of their respective candidates. I foresee cheating in the returns and I fear trouble. Such a stirring up of the country every four years is a positive disaster.

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