Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday April 3, 1887

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, April 3, 1887, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Sunday, Apr 3, 1887 The first really spring like day. I went home by the 9.55 train. There is still snow on the north sides of the Highlands but it is melting rapidly. At home while there is still much snow the roads are dusty in places, the robins and blue birds are singing and there is a promise of spring in the air. The river is full of floating ice but, tows and sailing vessels are running. I found Janette and Emily there. Janette is feeble and has do lie down frequently but looks well and they are glad to be with Sara. My father as well as usual but I can see becoming more and more a care to Sara. If I could afford it I would have a nurse for him to relieve her. I went over to where the men are grading Chester St. They are getting on well. Girard went over there with Nathan Sims to look at the lot his sister proposes to buy but he seems slow in deciding.

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