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Jervis McEntee Diaries
Monday June 27, 1887
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, June 27, 1887, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Monday, June 27, 1887 Sara slept in the room with my father last night but he rested quietly but does not feel bright this morning. I do not think I am as well as I was yesterday, am very weak and have that swimming, dizzy feeling. It is a bright cool day with North wind. Jamie and I drove over to Mrs. Folants lot and measured it off for her as well as we could. It is not exact, but near enough. Sara and Jamie had letters from Lucy this morning. They are still undecided what to do about having Jamie come home and he is disappointed at which I do not wonder for it is very dull and lonely here. I went down into the garden to try to weed a little and just as I got there Jamie came and told me Miss Gifford was here. When I came up I found Mary Gifford, come up from Pokeepsie. She told us of the engagement of Mr. Batchelder and Lily Wilkinson which gives great satisfaction all round. Nannie came while Mary was here and staid to tea. Mary went home with the 5.38 train urging me to come up and spend Sunday with her. Father has been very poorly today. Has a fever and looks more feeble than he ever has before. Sara and I are both troubled concerning him. I have felt better this afternoon and can walk more easily.< Previous Entry | Next Entry >
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