Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday August 19, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, August 19, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, Aug 19, 1890 So cool this morning the kitchen fire felt comfortable. I went down town and from there to the City Hall to see about our assessment but there were so many ahead of me that I am going again tomorrow at 9 o'clock. John Van Eltan came about noon and brought the anxiously awaited map and with his aid I wrote out descriptions for deeds of my place and for what he has bought from the estate and tomorrow I am going up to see Mr. Kenyon and try to get the deeds rewritten. [Bounten?] who is canvassing for signers for me to the free delivery petition came to report. He has about 500 names and had filled the paper. I pasted on another lot of blank paper and he will go on and report later. I saw Brundage today and he does not seem inclined to bid on Toms house and so I have written [Brink?] and Roora to come and get the plans etc. It has been grey most of the day and rained during the afternoon. Little Nellie Lucy's little girl (who was our servant for a while) came today and as it rained she said her mother said she didnt care if she staid all night.

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