Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday April 22, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, April 22, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, Apr 22, 1890 Raked up the leaves again along the fence on the side hill and burned them. It is very hard work and I cannot do much of it. We planted today beans, onions, beets, carrots and also nasturtiums. I went up to Kingston after dinner to see Kenyon to ask him if we could oppose the paying of the heavy assessment on our property on Holmes St. but neither he nor Sharpe were in. I rode down to the W. S. Depot and walked from there via of the cemetery. Mrs. Schryer came up to see Sara about noon to find out whether we would take a family from Florida to board for three months, consisting of three adults (ladies) 2 boys 12 & 15, 1 boy of 4 and a nurse and baby. Sara and I discussed it and at first thought we might take them for $100 a week but concluded we do not want to undertake it at any price. It would be a great responsibility for Sara and I dont see whey we would be compelled to make so great a sacrifice.

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