Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday June 15, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, June 15, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, June 15, 1889 Mr. De Garmo drew in some of the hay this morning but we had a hard shower a little after noon and some of it got wet. I was down town this morning. Girard told me that the Common Council last night voted to lay Telford pavement on Holmes St. This has been done entirely without our knowledge. We had not even learned that it was proposed and as we are the largest interest I think it very unfair to do it thus secretly. This means another assessment, which is most discouraging. Girard told me this noon that Stephen Abbey died today. I am glad I went to see him when I did. I was going to inquire about him today but forgot it. When Sara and I went to see him a couple of weeks ago he said he was always glad to see any of the McEntees. He said he regretted that "Le Grands wife, who is a daughter of a Universalist minister had become orthodox." I asked him if he still read the Leader, the Universalist paper. He said No, that Henry had not renewed his subscription. I cannot regret that he is at rest. He seemed very broken and feeble when I last saw him.

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