Thursday October 28, 1886
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, October 28, 1886, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Thursday, Oct 28, 1886 Grey and rainy at intervals. Tom and I repaired the root cellar by using every board we could find on the premises. I feel it is only a temporary expedient and will all have to be done again before long. I am tired of these annoyances and have felt a little discouraged and despondent today. I cant work at my painting for these interruptions not knowing what moment something is going to give out and I am discouraged trying to keep things in any thing like decent order. I meant to have gone to the 20th Regiment reunion today at Pokeepsie but I had to see to the repairing of this root cellar. John McEntee went and Girard also I believe. It has not been a favorable day for the Bartholdi Statue inauguration but it was a very distinguished occasion in spite of the weather. The President and his Cabinet were there and there was great enthusiasm according to the report this evening. It is raining now as I am about to go to bed. I had a letter from Genl. Jake Sharpe today and one from Miss Nesmith.
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