Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday June 21, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, June 21, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, June 21, 1889 We had a letter from Mary saying she and Agnes would come up on July 1st. Lucy's weekly letter also came announcing Sedgwicks and Marions arrival on Thursday afternoon four days from N. Y. Sedgwick had put on his overalls and was cantering over the country. Lucy thought him much changed in appearance but the same in character. I stopped in to see Henry Abbey while I was down town to ask him if he would like me to write a notice of his father for the Leader. He seemed greatly pleased to have me do it. He told me what I always believed that his father had in no [?] lost his faith in his early convictions and was an Universalist although he was baptized by Mr. Irvine the Presbyterian clergyman. He (Henry) did not believe in future punishment although a member of the Reformed Dutch Church. I wrote a notice for the Leader to send tomorrow. Tom is at the hay down between the barn and the gate. The man came early in the afternoon and drew in one load and promised to come back but did not. It was in fine order and should have been got it. Tonight there is thunder and lightning and every promise of rain to wet it. Sara took up the carpet in the sitting room and put the room in its summer garb.

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