Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday November 3, 1887

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, November 3, 1887, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, Nov 3, 1887 Old Patrick came and took the cow I gave him with profuse expressions of thanks and now all our animals are gone and the barn and carriage house are empty except two cats, and what will become of them I do not know, now that they can get no milk. I went over to the cemetery and arranged with Port to build the foundation for the stone for my mothers and fathers graves as I ordered the stone yesterday. I went down town and deposited the $500 check from Keaton, pd Girard $25 for his commission on the sale of the lot and paid the Freeman bill for advertising. Tom and I put on the double windows and had a beautiful Indian Summer day for it. I got a letter from Mr. Sawyer dated yesterday saying he and Mrs. Sawyer would come up by the 11.45 train but neglected to say what day. I inferred however he meant today. I went up to the W. S. Station a little after 2, engaged a hack in case they came, which they did. They are both looking remarkably well and have greatly enjoyed their visit to the Convention in N. Y. and with their old friends there.

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