Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday December 16, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, December 16, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, Dec 16, 1886 Went down town this morning with the sleigh. We have excellent sleighing now. Sent the two boxes of Xmas presents to Lucy and had them registered. It was very cold and is still. This morning it was only 4 degrees above zero. A tow of one or two schooners, several barges and boats drawn by eight steamers of various sizes left here yesterday and got through to Pokeepsie where they laid up for the night on account of the gale. Today they passed New Burgh all going well. It was the last chance as ice has formed rapidly today. I have worked all day in my studio and completed the 40th sketch. I find I can work there comfortably even in this cold weather. I am thinking of putting an advertisement of the Chester St lots in the Freeman.

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