Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday March 19, 1887

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, March 19, 1887, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, Mar 19, 1887 A meeting of the Century Club was called for this evening to consider an important proposition. There was a large attendance. It was no other than to remove the restriction to $150,000 under which the Committee were to secure a site for the club. It was overwhelmingly defeated by a good ringing speech by Prentiss who moved an amendment to the resolution, that the committee be discharged from further consideration of the subject. This has the Century again showed its determination not to leave behind its old traditions, an adherence to which has given it its distinction, without knowing very nearly what kind of a future it is to enter upon.

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