Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday October 15, 1887

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, October 15, 1887, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, Oct 15, 1887 Very cool and bright. I went to see Mr. Kent about the headstone for my father and mother. He is to communicate with me in a few days. Went down town and saw John McEntee, to Canfields to see about fixing the hall stove and called on Sam Coykendall a few minutes to let him know I had returned. At 2 o'clock called for John. He had an army friend Capt. Smith to dine with him. (Nannie is in N. Y.) and his two niece[s] Clara and her sister. We drove up to Kenyons, John and his friend with a head rig. I went to Kenyons office but he was holding court and cannot see us until Tuesday. We wanted to consult him as executors. I waited for John there. When he came in he told me his horse had become frightened and backed the wagon against a post and crushed one wheel so that he was obliged to leave it all at a livery stable. I came home. Sara had had a call from Mr. Cheney of the Kingston Academy. He asked if this place were for sale and talked a great deal about, suggested it would be an excellent place for a boys school etc. Sara thinks he would like to buy it. I have felt lame today and something of the swimming sensation. Tom has cleaned the hall stove and the kitchen stove and Canfields man has been here to get the grate of the hall stove to repair. We are going to put the stove in the upper kitchen tomorrow (the small cook stove) and use that this winter if possible. Our present plan is for Sara to take my mothers room and I what we call the library and thus occupy only a part of the house. We feel very unsettled and I shall have to get some money from somewhere.

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