Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday November 18, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, November 18, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, Nov 18, 1889 Raining this morning and much milder. Abandoned the big room for the present. Down town where I received a letter from Hiram Romeyn inviting me to dine with him on Dec. 6th. Wrote to Bailey regretting he and Mrs. B. could not have come. Tom arranged doors to the wood house from the old gates to the barn yard, for keeping out the snow with which I assisted him some. After dinner we went over to my house and brought over my old book case which we have put up in the dining room to keep china in. It was very difficult to move and I feel as tired tonight as if I had done a hard days work. I find I am easily fatigued, my health is easily gone and I fear asthma or some trouble of that sort. It is sometimes extremely difficult for me to climb the hill and the least exertion puts me out of breath. The papers announce a quiet revolution in Brazil a Republic having been proclaimed and the wise and liberal Don Pedro deposed and sailed away for Portugal.

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