Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday April 9, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, April 9, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wednesday, Apr 9, 1890 I returned to Rondout by the 9.55 train. It was a rainy day. I went immediately to the City Hall to meet the assessors in the matter of the paving of Holmes St. They were all three there, Booth, Halliban and Mc Ewen, not a very promising lot to have the disposal of our property. I stated my grievance but I think it had very little effect. I tried to show the injustice of taxing our side of the street the same as the more valuable property on the other side, but we will undoubtedly have to pay it, in all nearly $1000 about 1/4 the whole cost. I came home pretty well discouraged.

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