Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday June 18, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, June 18, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, June 18, 1886 A cool, almost autumnal day with the wind from the North. I am thinking constantly now as to what would be the wise thing for me to do. I cannot be too independent and I must not appear too anxious and so I wait to see what each day will bring forth. After dinner Janette, Mary, Sara and I went for a ride. We drove down town and stopping at Deyos I remarked to him that the town looked dull. He said business was very dull and seemed to be growing more so. The Canal Co. have taken a hundred boats off the canal which is an indication of the state of the coal trade. I had a long and interesting letter from Weir today, in which however he did not allude to the business upon which I wrote him. He is evidently troubled much as I am, but thinks his insight into spiritual things helps him to bear his anxieties. Perhaps they do, but temporal worries often are only met by temporal means.

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