Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday August 13, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, August 13, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wednesday, Aug 13, 1890 Cool, quiet and grey. I was down town twice today. A letter from Mary. She had had letters from Calvert and Marion who had had a pleasant and smooth voyage and met agreeable people on ship board. She is coming here about Sept. 1st and will probably stay here after we leave for Maine having Mrs. Weld with her. I do not hear from Royal who, I presume is in the woods. I am anxious to know who our guides are to be. I wrote out my petition to the Common Council today regarding the steam whistles and the bells and gave it to Jas. Tubby who says he will present it for me. Tom is digging the potatoes, about 4 days later than last year. Sara has only been gone two days but it seems a week. I am very contented and happy, because I am able to pay everything we owe, we have a lovely home and there is nothing to trouble me and I am master of my time. Suppose I were at the beck of some one or immersed in an uncongenial business. I long to paint again from Nature and hope to do so when I get up in Maine, where I will have nothing else to do.

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