Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday June 21, 1886

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

Monday, June 21, 1886 Cool and delightful weather. I slept under two blankets and a coverlid last night. Went down town after breakfast. Sara had a telegram from Julia Wilkinson Saturday to say she would be here at dinner today and she received a letter from her this morning. She came about 11 oclock by the West Shore road and Robert came a little later after attending to some business in Kingston. They dined with us and staid until after 4 oclock when Sara and I drove them up to the 4.34 train. I am to go down there on Wednesday to stay over night. Clearwater and his wife called this evening. Sam had told him of the offer of our place I made him a year ago. He thinks he wants it and ought to buy it. He told me Humphrey paid $3800 for a lot of 55 ft. next him, which makes our property cheap at my price. Jacob May Mould died some time last week. Mary told me of it. He was a man of talent and had many genial traits but was without moral sense. I wonder how far such a nature should be held responsible. We were very intimate at one time, but his behavior has been such that I could not recognise him and I have had the pain of passing him in the street as a stranger, which seems a cruel thing to do. He died almost friendless I learn although the woman he called his wife stuck to him to the last.

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