Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday September 6, 1886

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

Monday, Sept 6, 1886 Cleaned the two cisterns, a most disagreeable job and which should have been done before. It was my business to go down in there and clean them while Tom carried away the dirt. I found the floor timbers in the bath room very rotten but cannot think of repairing them. I attempted to do it myself but could not. After they were cleaned which took most of the day, put on the hose and filled the bath room cistern and began to fill the other. I am getting too old to do all these things and I was greatly discouraged today. There is something of this sort to be done almost every day.

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