Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday July 30, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, July 30, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, July 30, 1889 Rain in floods, overrunning the gutters, pouring into the kitchen and cellars and soaking everything. I was obliged to put on my rubber coat to get the corn from the garden and could not go down town until afternoon when the rain ceased for a time at least. I saw John who had talked with Girard and pretty plainly. He sees as I do the futility of doing anything to continue him in this sort of way of doing business. I asked him to come here this evening so that Mary, Sara and I could talk with him about the possibility of offering the place for sale by advertising it here for a time and then selling it at auction for what it will bring. I received a letter from Alice in which she gives encouraging accounts of the Star Landing property. Business enterprises are locating near them, a village has grown up close by and the price of property has advanced. Tom has rented both houses and sold 1/4 of an acre for $1100. I hope this will go on. Went down to Johns.

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