Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday April 29, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, April 29, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, Apr 29, 1890 Pleasant but cool. Just above the freezing point at 7 this morning. Walked up to Kingston to meet a committee of Pratt [post?] 9 AM on monument business. Sharpe did not come nor did Tremper but we agreed to meet again at 4 P.M. I saw Sharpe & Kenyon. Sharpe and I are to go to the Common Council on Friday evening. Stopped at Dr. Rosas who gave me an appointment for tomorrow at 10. Walked back home via the cemetery and at the time set rode up to Kingston again. We were all present this time--Sharpe, Loughran and myself with the Com. of Pratt Post, Snyder, Schultis and Phinney the Commander. They want to take charge of the inauguration of the monument. Sharpe explained why the time had not been set. Frederick & Field fear there is to be a great strike on the 1st of May and if there is they cannot promise it. Are to let us know definitely the first week in May. He told them we had no authority to arrange the ceremonies but he had no doubt it could be so arranged that they could have the appointment of the Marshal and they wanted Col. John McEntee. This seemed to satisfy them. We had breakfast in time for Downing and Evers to take the 6.30 boat but we are not to do it again. We are afraid our servant will rebel. They are going by the 7 boat hereafter. Sara got a carriage and she and Mrs Sheffield went up to Kingston to call at Mrs. Cross'. I saw Mr. Sheffield in the Surrogates office. I told him I was sorry to hear of his troubles and that I hoped he would come out of them. I was in the Supreme Court this forenoon and they were on his business--a swarm of lawyers and he looking very anxious.

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