Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday September 19, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, September 19, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, Sept 19, 1889 [McEntee mistakenly dates this entry Sept 18] Eastman went by the early train this morning. We have arranged to go to Medway Oct 1 to reach there the 2nd. A telegram came for him this forenoon which showed it was wise he went. I went down town and received a letter from Calvert and one from Church and then went to Kenyons in Kingston where I wrote out the releases and some other papers and brought the mortgages to fill out. At 3 o'clock I attended Victor Quilliards funeral at the Episcopal church. The services were not impressive to me but otherwise and I want no such incantations and no parade over me. [Gulian?] was there looking something as his father used to. I have written to Royal Reed tonight engaging him and his two sons and three birches to go up into the woods with us and that we will be in Medway Oct. 2. I have written to Church and Eastman. Not long after I received Church's letter today Beulah Smith came here with a letter directed to Sara which she found torn open in their yard. It was dated July 14 and was from Mrs. Church in answer to Saras letter and mine and we have all this while wondered why we had not heard from her. I am very tired tonight. We continue to have inquiries about lots and I heard today the person who wanted to buy the whole place was still corresponding about it. Cantine said to Girard today "mark my words, you will never get one cent from your fathers estate" which was injudicious to say the least. It was grown cold and we had our first fire on the hearth in the parlor today. Mrs Sheffield called.

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