Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday September 5, 1889

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, September 5, 1889, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, Sept 5, 1889 Have had Tom cutting trees on the side hill this afternoon opening the view over the river above the [Vlight-bergh?] which is a great improvement. Calvert is getting along comfortably, comparatively. Mrs. Lamont Smith and Mrs. Wilson, rather a picturesque, French Marchioness looking lady, called. Sara went out to tea at Gil Hasbroucks to meet Lily Philips ( I do not know her name now) and Gil came home with her. He thinks that at the prices we hold our lots we will not sell many. He said John McEntee told him we would not take less than $2500 for the front lots (which is a mistake either of Johns or his as we limit them at $2000) I told him John ought to know but did not contradict the statement. I said there are only four of them and we only propose to offer two. I knew there were not many people in Rondout who could afford to buy them but I thought there were a few. All seem to admit this is the choicest location by far. I have been busy over accounts and Saras memoranda. The smoky weather continues.

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