Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday June 2, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, June 2, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Sunday, June 2, 1889 The weather has cleared and today has been a perfect day. John drove up for me this forenoon and took me for a drive. It was very muddy. We crossed over the Kingston bridge. The water has been over the road and is still very high but has fallen three or four feet. We drove out on the Saugerties road as far as the West Shore crossing but the roads were so [?] we came back. Tidings of flood and disaster come from all quarters and the horrors of Johnstown increase as tidings come in. The details are heartrending and it is now thought the deaths will run into the thousands. We dined with Cantine and Miss Sheffield and sat out on the Porch until after 4 o'clock. The pretty little house reminds me so of Mrs. Cantine. The last time I was on the porch she was there. Girards wife presented him this afternoon with his fifth son. (Jansen)

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