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Jervis McEntee Diaries
Wednesday November 20, 1889
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, November 20, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Wednesday, Nov 20, 1889 Downing came up last night and we have spent most of the day going over accurately the measurements of the lots on Chestnut St and the one on [Newbury?] Terrace sold to Miss Elliott. It was rainy in the morning but cleared and had been pleasant all afternoon. The news from Brazil shows that the revolution was accomplished without disorder of any kind. The Emperor Don Pedro was paid a large sum and guaranteed $450,000 annually as a pension. The Brazilians have given proof of their capacity for a government of the people, and have thus in a perfectly orderly manner removed the last trace of monarchical government from the American Continent. It seems to me a good achievement marking an era in the history of free government. Sara, Downing and I went down to Johns to supper, after which we had conversation and I read a chapter in the Conquest of Mexico. We did not get home until after ten. It rained when we went down.< Previous Entry | Next Entry >
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