Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday September 26, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, September 26, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, Sept 26, 1889 The men from [Rommel & Drautys?] came this morning to black and put up the hall stove, Saras stove and to bring the kitchen stove up stairs all of which is done and which took them nearly all day. The day has been foggy and rainy by spells. Calvert and I went down to Girards office at ten oclock to give the letters to the property sold, and found Miss Elliott and Mr. Gillris and also Crosby and Hoysradt awaiting us. [Sen?]. Sharpe was a little late but Crosby made a sensation with us executors by declining to receive his deed until a release was given in the matter between Girard and Eltinge Anderson. I had no idea this transaction which I deplored at the time in any way affected the property but it seems it was drawn in such a way that it was a lien upon the property. John McEntee came and we were all equally surprised. However the amount being so small Hoysradt and Miss Elliott did not consider it of any moment and they paid their installments, gave mortgages and received their deeds. Crosby however [preferred?] to wait for the release as he is to pay cash for the whole. Sen. Sharpe was to prepare the necessary paper for Eltinge to sign to release the whole property and they were to go down to the Powell this evening to have it executed. The amount is only about $600 and I hope there will be no question about it. As for the mortgage Girard was to execute to [me?] he has never done it and now as it interferes with our sale and giving clear title I will not take it. Calvert went back to N. Y. by the noon train. I requested him to talk to John about the price for which they would be willing to sell me this house and three front lots and one lot in the rear, and I presume he did but I have not seen John since. Sara and I spent the evening at Cantines. No allusion was made to our real estate affairs.

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