Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday June 12, 1887

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, June 12, 1887, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Sunday, June 12, 1887 John McEntee came up on the hill to get the two kittens to take out to Julia at High falls and asked me to go along which I did. It was a beautiful day. The kittens got out of the basket just after we started but we got them up there without further trouble. We talked over affairs all the way and he told me how rich men got rid of their personal taxes here which made me feel how powerless one is to contend with such sharp, selfish people. When we reached Julias and took the kittens out their dog chased and frightened them for a while but they were in the kitchen when we left and apparently happy. We had dinner and tea there and came away a little before 7 having had a pleasant visit. The foreman of Freds quarries had been arrested for carelessness by the coroner after the death of three men by accident last week. This will trouble Fred who is ill and gone to Europe. I have felt very weak and shaky all day and do not seem to improve in that respect. I have a giddy feeling which I do not like.

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