Thursday July 4, 1889
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, July 4, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Thursday, July 4, 1889 The fourth of July has come and gone. I always dread its noise and confusion and am glad when it is over. I went down town to the Post office and got an account or vouchers for advertising from Philips & Wells and informing me that although they had had no inquiry, now was the time of year to advertise if I wished to invest any thing further in advertising. Somehow I had hoped this letter would tell me something encouraging, that they had had an inquiry or something of that sort, and it has depressed me and given me a discouraged sort of a feeling. The weather is most discouraging too. It poured down rain again in the middle of the day just as Bowyer and Agnes had left for Kingston and every thing is damp and mouldy. I have felt most depressed and discouraged all day.
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