Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday September 23, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, September 23, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, Sept 23, 1889 Splendid, brilliant morning and a glorious day, most welcome after the stormy weather. There was frost in the Mohawk Valley but none I think hereabouts. I went down and made a number of purchases for my camping trip and then rode up to Kingston to see Kenyon about the mortgages which I am trying to fill out but which I do not understand. I found I had reversed the "parties of the first & second part" He had received the releases from Booths lawyer but had had to return them for County Clerks certificate or something of that sort. They will however be here in time and now there is plain sailing. I rode down to the West Shore station where I stopped and found out about the trains to Boston and from there to Mattewamkeag and walked from there down to Rondout to do some more buying. This afternoon I made out the mortgages for Miss Elliott and Louis Hoysradt. This evening Sara and I called at "Dandy" Jansens Hasbroucks and found his wife at home. Their house was very pretty and pleasant as far as I saw it and though this house has been built a great many years I never was in it before. From there we went down to Mr. Crosbys and called on them and Mrs. Keaton nee Connie Wood who is there from Rock Island visiting a few days with her children. She is nearly 40 years of age and a very sweet, pretty looking woman. I had a letter today from Mrs. Darley from the "Willey house" somewhere near the Keene Valley in the Adirondacks.

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