Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday April 19, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, April 19, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, Apr 19, 1886 I think this is the 25th anniversary of the firing on the Massachusetts troops in Baltimore. Spent the forenoon taking off the double windows and going down town to have my hair cut and in getting my birch canoe ready to send to Bowyer, to whom I have given it, to appear in the canoe exhibition. After dinner I sheared Park and blistered my fingers in the operation. Mrs. Kenson, Will's widow, and Mrs. Chipp called. I did not see them as I was busy grafting the pear tree (the natural one) in which I set ten seckel grafts. It rained hard in the afternoon. In the evening Sara and I went down to call on the Cantines, but Mrs. C. had gone to Albany. We went on to John & Nannies and spent the evening. We had lettuce and radishes from our hot bed today. The peas are up and the spring is as forward in Rondout as in N. Y.

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