Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday November 13, 1887

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, November 13, 1887, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Sunday, Nov 13, 1887 While I was writing to Lucy John McEntee drove up and wanted me to go for a ride. We went out on the Flat-bush road, past Charlie Livingstons whom, we saw and stopped to talk to as well as Mr Goodwin. It was bright and clear but with a sharp N. air and the roads pretty muddy. We drove by Dr. Schradys, the Flat-bush Church and "Boot Van Stumburghs" cabin. He levied a contribution from us for a tin roof. We went in to take a look. No floor but the ground, dark and dismal, but he had plenty of coal and a cook stove which made it warm enough. We went through Glasco and home by Martins and the Saugerties road. John said nothing about Nannie. I broached the subject but he did not seem to want to talk about it. Have finished my letter to Lucy. Sara went down to Ponkhockie to see Louise Broadhead. John McEntee came up in the evening after Sara to go down and stay all night with Nannie who is very nervous and disturbed.

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