Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday October 19, 1886

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, October 19, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, Oct 19, 1886 Another grey day. I worked at selecting the apples this forenoon and putting them in barrels. Lucy let me have a hundred dollars and after dinner Jamie and I drove down town and I paid our school tax. The total of my fathers, Calverts and mine was a little over $104 nearly $40 more than last year. It seems a great deal for us to pay and I doubt if every one else pays in the same proportion. There was a reunion of the Veterans of the 156th Regiment at the Liscomb Opera house today and I saw them march up while I was down town. Mr. Lindsleys nomination for Congress was defeated last evening. A Kaatskill man secured it. I have felt more cheerful today and mean to try hard not to think of my pictures and not my worries. I had a letter from Whittredge, very kind and friendly and like his real self.

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