Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday July 21, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, July 21, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wednesday, July 21, 1886 It rained just enough this morning to prevent getting in the hay on the lot back of Girards. I am not feeling well having an attack of indigestion. After dinner worked in the garden a little while. Mrs. Cornell called to see Lucy. She told of their papering and repairing down at Sams which seems to be done under her direction, and said they had added a bath-room. One would never know from her they were so hostile to each other. I took my father for a drive to Kingston. We saw in a paper today that Capt. Verplanck Weir, Johns brother, shot himself Sunday night at Fort Hamilton, as was supposed in a temporary attack of insanity. What a blow this will be to John who has so many troubles to bear. I have thought of writing to him but perhaps I may hear from him. Wrote to Janette Hubbard today.

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