Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday January 28, 1887

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, January 28, 1887, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, Jan 28, 1887 Sara at breakfast proposed that we drive to Pokeepsie today. We started with Toby before the light cutter at 9.30 intending to drive down on this side of the river but we found the bridge to the ice on the creek in bad order and so drove over the river and down by Kellys and Staatsburgh. It was a beautiful day not too cold and with a grey sky and after a charming ride reached there at 1 o'clock driving directly to Maj Wilkinsons house where I left Sara and drove to a hotel to have the horse fed and walked back to the house. There was no one at home except Julia, Mary having gone back to Hudson on Tuesday. We spent over an hour there Edith coming in from Vassar meanwhile. We left on our return at 1.20 and reached home a little before 6. It had grown warmer and thawed a little but the sleighing was fine and we thoroughly enjoyed the day. Just as we finished our drive Jamie came in from his school at Highland Falls, to spend [?].

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