Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday August 20, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, August 20, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, Aug 20, 1889 I set Tom at work mowing the grass on the streets as laid out and digging the sod at the edges to mark the limits which he has pretty well advanced. I directed him in this and arranged the stakes which I left standing but dug the sod on the new line. Gussie Pullman called here on her way for her mother who is at Malden with George. We invited her to come here with her mother on their return. I wrote a letter to Booth asking him what proportion of the proceeds of our sale he would require in order to free the lots sold from the mortgage. I wrote him a formal business note and in addition I wrote a more familiar, friendly letter and enclosed it with it and shall send them tomorrow to "The Players" unless I get a letter from Cantine tomorrow morning today being the limit at which my offer of our place for $30,000 holds good. Mrs. Wesley Hale called this evening with her father, the brother of Mr. Terry the Methodist clergyman who was stationed here.

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