Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday August 2, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, August 2, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, Aug 2, 1889 Rain again this morning but clearing later. Girard came and as I know he was in great straits I talked with him and tried to find out what he wanted to do. I showed him how little encouragement the past gave me for risking my credit for him but the result was an intimation that I might assist him under certain conditions the first of which was that he should give me a full statement of his entire indebtedness which he was to have ready tonight. He gave me to sign the remonstrance against the paving of Holmes St. with the blue stone and which was signed by several on the opposite side of the street. I walked up to the city hall to examine our assessments and found them the same valuation as last year. I walked down town to the post office and John walked up with me. I told him of my interview with Girard and what I had partially intimated I would do. He said it seemed to be the only thing to be done. I also told him what Cantine said to me yesterday. He brought Julia up on the hill after tea but did not get out of the wagon himself. Girard has not been over. Perhaps he saw them come up, but I rather wonder he did not come [?].

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