Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday November 8, 1888

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, November 8, 1888, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, Nov 8, 1888 Sara had her breakfast at 6.30 and was ready to start for Kerhonkson by 7 but the weather looked so threatening the horse did not come. She sent Tom down for it and left about 7.30. She is to take Mrs. [Orenbagh?] with her and they are going to look after some of the children from the Industrial Home. Yesterday she and [?] down town to see about a little waif whom we want to send West by the Childrens Aid Society but we could not find him. Today the election of Harrison and Morton is conceded even by the Democrats, this state having given them from 10 to 13 thousand majority. Every northern state gave them majorities except New Jersey about 5000 for Cleveland and Connecticut a few hundreds. Miller is defeated by Hill by over 10,000 a disgrace to this great state. Even Delaware has a Republican majority on joint ballot in the Legislature and will therefore send a Republican senator for the first time in her history, in place of Salsbury. I have made a bargain with Mantustock to put a new roof on the main part of the house and have bought the shingles of Tureck 15000 at 5.50 Gibbs planed fine shingles, the very best. Mantustock is to lay them and furnish the nails at 50 cents a bunch which will be $30. The roof is so bad that I thought it unwise to risk it through the winter. It has been grey and threatening all day until 3 oclock when it began to rain a little. Cannon are being fired and a band is playing, presumably for a Republican victory. I hope Democratic fraud will not cheat us out of it. It is too decisive I think for that. Sara got home about 7 o'clock having found the latter part of the ride in the rain and dark very tedious.

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