Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday December 23, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, December 23, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, Dec 23, 1889 Like a beautiful Spring morning. No snow and warm and sunny. I walked down town. Girard told me Mrs. Geo. M. Decker had been in and would have neither of the lots her husband agreed for on Saturday. She said she would not take them as a gift, and that as she had the money that was the end of it. She evidently wears the trousers of the family. I told Girard not to bother with her. I came home and walked up to Kingston to see Sharpe and Kenyon from whom I received a note on Saturday saying they had received the return of Jones' lot from Booths lawyer who wanted to know why Mr. Booth received no cash on this transaction. I told Sharpe to write him that as I was to pay $143 in cash and $143 in mortgages on each $1000 released and as I had sent a $600 mortgage I considered that more than I was obligated to send but if it was not satisfactory I would send additional cash if desired.

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