Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday July 27, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, July 27, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, July 27, 1889 It was raining this morning when I awoke and has rained most of the day, so we did not go fishing. I went down town and on my way stopped to see Hauck, but as I fancied this was only a scheme upon which to base our assessment when the street is to be paved. I saw John McEntee and we thought if the weather cleared we would go fishing after dinner. I met the city engineer. He said it was represented to the Common Council that we who live on the hill wish Holmes St paved whereas I told him the ordinance was passed before we heard anything about it and it was purposely concealed form us. He advised us to sign a remonstrance. I went to see Cantine about it but he was not in. Then I went to Girards office and he was not in. I have not seen him today and do not know how he is getting along with his troubles. I have thought of him many times today. I went over to my studio and painted a couple of hours on a little portrait of my mother I have been at work at a long time. Jimmy is staying with us. He has chills and fever and has been in bed most of the day.

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