Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday November 1, 1887

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, November 1, 1887, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, Nov 1, 1887 The wind blew a gale from the N. all night and the day is dark and dismal, but not very cold fortunately. We had the auction sale at the barn at 2 oclock. There were only a few people present, the day being very unfavorable. Every thing went at low prices and brought about as much as I expected. Toby sold for $47, Billy for $23. I bought the little black and white cow for $12 and gave her to Patrick Barry who lived here many years and was very faithful and is now old. The other little Alderney brought $14. The 1 horse buggy brought $26, the 2 seated wagon $32. Maurices little cutter sold for $26. There were many things on which there were no bids. The sale amounted to about $300. I was very cold when we got through and I had to be very busy keeping track of the things sold.

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