Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday June 6, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, June 6, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Sunday, June 6, 1886 The weather is remarkably cool but pleasant. I read the Sunday Tribune and finished Pendennis and have commenced Henry Esmond. I cant keep track of Thackerays genealogical lists and get his people, except the principal characters, much mixed. My father has sat on the porch most of the day. I picked our first peas today and a large basket of strawberries some of which I took over to Girards. John and Nannie came up for a little while this morning. He has had an application for the purchase of his house from Mr. Harris of the gas works, but he doubts if he will buy. I talked with him a little about selling our place but he agrees with me that it is difficult to sell in Rondout. He is inclined to think Coykendall has use for all of his money in the various businesses he is in. I have tried to keep my mind off my anxieties today and have partially succeeded but not entirely. Wrote a letter to Booth and directed it to Newport.

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