Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday April 15, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, April 15, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, Apr 15, 1890 Cold. 5 below freezing in the morning but grew warm later. I have felt very badly all day, very weak and confused and when I went down town felt that I could hardly drag myself back up the hill, still I felt somewhat better as the day advanced. I feel however that I am not able to make much exertion. In the afternoon I went down on the side hill and burned the few remaining leaves. Van Elten came to measure the property on Chester St. for taxation. I find that the little building adjoining our concrete house, and put up for Dr. Montayne is not on my land as I had supposed and that the concrete house lot will have to include that building. I came to N. Y. by the 8.25 evening train and reached by room about midnight. Katy left for N. Y. today and came to bid us good bye. I think she felt badly. Our new servant seems efficient and I hope will prove satisfactory. I found here cards announcing the marriage of Mr & Mrs. Robertsons daughter Eliza to Mr. [S?] at Miraflores, Mexico. A note from Genl Sharpe written the 8th after I had gone home wanting me to go up and see the statue of the sailor for our Ulster Co. Monument. A request for a check from Rock and a bitter partisan letter to Pres. Harrison published in the Post sent by Eastman Johnson who I am sorry to say now enjoys any abuse of the Republican party of which he was once a loyal and enthusiastic member.

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