Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday July 1, 1888

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, July 1, 1888, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Sunday, July 1, 1888 The cool weather and the North wind continue. I wrote to Lucy [to?] Yewell and to T. W. Wood on matters connected with the A. M. A. Society and I also wrote to Mrs. Darley urging her to give the society for the sale every thing of Darleys she possibly could. John McEntee came up to ask me to go for a drive. Just as I was about to get in the wagon Sam Coykendall came up the hill, and insisted on my not waiting as he was only going to stop a short time. John told me that Sanderson who had spoken of our place had bought a place at Cornwall, that he would not have been likely to buy our place and bought the place at Cornwall in exchange. John thinks it unwise to attempt to press the sale of our place, that if we do it will not bring enough to satisfy the claims of the mortgage and my claim. I feel discouraged and fear it will be a long time before we will dispose of it and even when we do we will not get much for it. We drove out to Leggs Mills. It was so cool John wore his overcoat.

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