Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday November 16, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, November 16, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, Nov 16, 1889 20 degrees this morning but bright and clear. Tom luckily got the celery in the cellar yesterday. Went down town and called at the Cement Co's office where I saw Mr. Lindsley. He would take nothing for sawing my apple butt for me so I left 50 cents with him for the man who sawed it. He asked me about cutting a tree on one lot in the cemetery and showed me a map of the whole place. He allowed his blacksmith to make me a dozen iron bolts for boundary marks which were delivered this afternoon. This afternoon I settled with Tom and paid him $241.36 being three years interest on the note my father gave him. I shall be glad when we can pay the principal as it seems too bad to be paying 6 pr. ct interest now when no one gets more than 4. I also paid him his months wages to today $25 and for Dec. Jan. & Feb. he is to work for $20 pr. month. He and I went over to the cemetery and put the cover on dear Gertrudes head stone in which the crack seems to increase. Maurices headstone is in place and I paid Port for the foundation $3. I have thus paid all the expense of this stone myself but Lucy and Mary are to contribute.

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