Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday April 27, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, April 27, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Sunday, Apr 27, 1890 Still rainy at intervals all day. I talked with Sedgwick about what he wants to do and what he thinks about coming back to Mr. Morses school next year. He seems to think he is not pursuing studies which will be of much help to him unless he goes to college and I think feels that unless he goes to College or to West Point he ought to begin at some business or occupation. I promised to write his mother after I had talked with him. I have been reading Helen Hunts "Ramona" and found it very interesting. I finished it today. I have also read for the second time the Conquest of Mexico. I am beginning again to be unquiet and anxious about our affairs. I forsee I shall soon have to pay nearly a thousand dollars tax on our side hill property, which is entirely unproductive, for the paving of Holmes St. and unless we sell something in the meantime I will not have the money to do it. But I will try to be patient. I have done altogether too much worrying in my life and am suffering for it now. Sedgwick went back to N.Y. by the 8.25 evening train. He is a very fine boy and I think he will make a good, reliable man.

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