Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday September 12, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, September 12, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, Sept 12, 1889 It has rained nearly all day and the N. E. gale has continued, the third day of the gale. Tonight the moon has come out and the storm which along the coast has been the most destructive in many years, has exhausted its force. I was down town in the morning. A large oak on the side hill just opposite Canfields blew down in the night and completely blocked the street. Tom cleared it out sufficient to allow travel through. Calvert seems to have another boil coming under his arm but I think it will not be serious. He is pretty disheartened at this discovery. I have been over at my studio arranging my sketching traps so as to be ready if I can go to Maine. I met Woolsey down town. He said a woman asked him what our lots would probably bring and he gave her prices fully up to our valuation and above our limit and in some cases above the valuation. Have written Downing to make a complete map of the homestead property for future use, and a tracing of the part we propose to sell now, double the scale of the one of the circulars.

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