Jervis McEntee Diaries

Sunday August 17, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, August 17, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Sunday, Aug 17, 1890 Fine day. The beautiful weather continues and the country seems almost as fresh as in June. I went up to Kingston to Sharpe's house to meet the Monument Committee. There was no one present except Sharpe and me and John [Dorrenbacher?], the County Treas. who has charge of the money contributed by the county at large. Loughron is out of town and Van Tassil, the other member did not come. All we could do was to sign an order, which will be sent to the two other members for the County Treas. to pay the contractors Frederick & Field $1500 on the monument. The structure is in place and the bronze statues of the soldier and the sailor are at the store house of the Romer & Tremper St. Bt. Co and fully insured. The central stone figure of Victory is well advanced. We propose to have the dedication ceremonies on Oct. 16th the anniversary of the burning of Kingston by the British, but of course could not decide it officially today. We are to have another meeting two weeks from today at the same hour at Sharpes. We had a hard shower during which a great amount of rain fell while we were at Sharpes. We had another heavy shower about 6 o'clock. Have written to Eastman Johnson, Jamie Andrews, Mr. Reed and Bowyer.

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