Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday June 13, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, June 13, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, June 13, 1889 One bright day. Tom has cut a little more of the grass but not much as I am afraid it may rain. This was the last day for paying our assessment for grading Chester St. The money from the sale of a lot to Mrs. Gregory has not come. Girard has been attending to it. Today he sent over word he had not seen her and that he was not going to his office as he had a headache. I went down and sent Girards young man up to see her. She said she would come in half an hour but came in an hour and a half and the result is she will pay the money on July 1st and we will have to pay 2 pr. ct. on our assessment of $400. All these affairs worry me and I am in a most discouraged frame of mind. I saw several wretched people on my way down town and every body seemed to be having a hard time. This is wrong and morbid. I had a note from Church. He had a letter from Mr. Penniman who told him they were to be at New-port this summer and wanted me to come and make them a visit. I am in a fine condition to visit such rich and flourishing people, nevertheless it is very kind in them to invite me.

< Previous Entry | Next Entry >