Sunday September 15, 1889
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, September 15, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Sunday, Sept 15, 1889 It rained in the night and again this morning but there are clouds and sunshine now by turns, a S. E. Breeze and pleasant temperature. I cant help being anxious as to what may be the result of tomorrow venture. This may be our last season in our home and there may be a partial failure of our plan. We are at least secure against disaster if this mysterious person should come and offer $35,000 for the whole plan I think I would accept but I should not agree to take less. His time is short and he had better be [?] if he wants to live here. I have told Tom to be here at 7 oclock tomorrow to take my postal card notices of the sale to the post office as by that time I think I will be able to tell whether the day will be fine or not. A number of people have been up here today looking about and it is apparent there is considerable interest in our prospective sale. John McEntee came up about 4 o'clock. He got back from his fishing trip on Wednesday he said, having had a very enjoyable time. We talked over the sale, and he told me of Cantine having told him of the offer. He was not in favor of accepting $27,000 but thought if we had an offer of $30000 we had better accept it, he thought however we would not have such an offer. I told him I would not consent accepting less than $35000. The sky is overcast tonight and I am anxious about the weather tomorrow.
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