Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday June 28, 1887

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

Tuesday, June 28, 1887 My fathers fever seems to have left him but he looks and is very weak, totally unable to help himself or turn in bed. Sara was up the greater part of the night attending to him. I have written Mary that we think him in a failing condition and I hope she will come up. I wrote Mary by advice of Sara that we thought father in a very critical condition. Sara also wrote Lucy to the same effect. She had a letter from Mrs. Bilden nee Rachel Carle wanting to come here feeling she could be of service to me. She thinks she has been greatly benefited by the "Faith Cure". I fear I am not receptive of these new ideas which I know so little of. Still I am open to conviction. Jamie drove me down to Rondout after breakfast. I had my hair cut, bought a hat and settled with the Abbeys and did various errands. Cool last night and a perfect day today.

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