Friday April 2, 1886
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, April 2, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Friday, Apr 2, 1886 Received a very kind note from Whitelaw Reid inviting me to dinner at his house on Friday 9th to meet Admiral Manxse R. N. and some of my friends. He regrets the notice in the Tribune, says it looks mean, but does not think the reporter intended it so. Asks what he shall do and says he will do any thing he can as I very well know. I wrote a reply in which I said I would dine with him with pleasure. As to the other matter I told him the animus was every thing. Were I sure there was no intention of annoying me I would not give it a moments consideration. I spent the evening with Mrs. Anderson and Miss Nesmith. Mr & Mrs. Vandervort were there and Capt. Price. Capt Price told me John Andrews was a major and showed me from the Army Register how it comes about. He told some amusing anecdotes of laying a telegraph line across Arizona and of the fear and anxiety of the Indians.
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