Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday July 23, 1889

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

Tuesday, July 23, 1889 I went to Hewitt Borces this forenoon and ordered the stone for Maurices grave. It will probably be ready for Mr. Kent some time next week. This afternoon while we were at dinner John McEntee drove up and asked me to go to ride. We drove out to Leggs Mill where we did not stay long as there was a pic nic there. From there we went to Aunt Katrines lake approaching it from the Saugerties way. John was somewhat despondent. He said he had been kept awake nearly all night by some tea he had drunk. He told me also that Girard was in trouble unable to make his returns to his companies and he did not see how he was to extricate himself. I told him I had feared something of this nature but that I was powerless to help him and he said he was also. I confess this worries me. I have been so contented for a while past that I was quite sure there was something in store to trouble me. John came to tea with me and Cantine also whom I invited this morning. It has been a pleasant day and is cool this evening with the wind from N. W. I am going to try not to be troubled over Girards affairs but I am sorry for him and sorry I cannot help him, but it is utterly impossible.

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