Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday April 7, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, April 7, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, Apr 7, 1890 Down town with Girard to see about opposing this unjust assessment. Saw John McEntee, and when I asked him if the owners of the property would join together in protest if it would not be a good idea to get Cantine to represent us. He thought it would, but meeting Cantine shortly afterward I got an impression he was not greatly interested and when I told him I would not pay ours until I was compelled to he replied "you will have to pay it and before long too" We went to see Jas Van Deusens nephew who represents him in his absence. He was not in favor of seeing Cantine but said he had influence with one of the assessors, Nathaniel Booth and he would see him and let me know tomorrow. Tom mended the fence along Woolseys line which was blown down Friday night. It is so old and rotten that it will keep us mending it all summer. Sara went to a home meeting and saw Mrs. Overbagh, Mrs. Cornells sister. She talked with her about the will in which neither she nor her sisters, two or three of whom are widows, were not even mentioned. They naturally feel very badly. She said she had heard that Young, the Executor of the will had hired our house for five years, but Sara told her it was not so. They have evidently talked of it as her sister thought she heard them say they had actually hired it. In the evening Sara and I with Mrs Sheffield attended the Question Club at Rev. Dr. Van Slykes. I was in no mood to go but it was a pleasant meeting after all. The subject was "[C?]"

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