Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday July 20, 1889

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

Saturday, July 20, 1889 It was close and damp this morning when I was down town but later the air became clear and we have had a charming day. I keep tranquil even in the face of responsibilities in the near future which I do not see how I am to meet. Girard told me that Hauck the brewer had told him he would give us $22 per foot for the land on Holmes St but I feel sure this was only a ruse so that when the street is paved we will be heavily assessed. I dont think he would give that for it. I would sell it for that if I knew what he meant to do with it. Mrs. Martin of Topeka who used to be Miss Styles of Kingston a school teacher spent the afternoon with Sara and staid to tea. I made a sketch of a sky from the carriage house. Mary returned from N. Y. this evening where she went last Friday. Calvert was to have come with her but did not.

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