Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday June 17, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, June 17, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, June 17, 1889 It has rained nearly all day and the atmosphere is sticky and stifling. I wrote to Dr. Taylor to express my gratitude to him for the benefit his treatment has been to me in entirely curing my hernia. At half past two, still raining I walked down to Ponkhockie and attended the funeral of Stephen Abbey. There was quite a number of his friends and neighbors there, more than I expected to see on such a stormy day. Mr. Haviland the Methodist minister from Kingston officiated and Mr. Noyes the pastor of the Second Reformed Church of Kingston made a prayer. Mr. Havilands remarks were very well dwelling mostly upon his honest, conscientious and cheerful life. He said his name was on no church roll but that a few years ago he accepted Christian baptism, which I inferred he considered a saving rite. Sara and I went down to Johns after tea and on our way up stopped at Cantines. He proposes a remonstrance against the paving of Holmes St. which we think an unnecessary expense.

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