Wednesday August 20, 1890
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, August 20, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Wednesday, Aug 20, 1890 Fine cool day. Last night we had a heavy shower with incessant lightning. I heard of four fires in sight last night from buildings struck by lightning in sight of here and in Wilkesbarre Pa there was a frightful tornado which destroyed a part of town and killed a number of people. I went before the assessors at the City Hall to see about our taxes. I think they will take off Crosbys, Norths, Deweys, Hoysradts and Jones purchases. From there I went up to Judge Kenyons with maps etc. to make out the deed of my place at least for Sam, but so many intricate propositions and so many things I had not foreseen that after staying up there until noon I came away to get further data for which I will have to see Van Eltan. I left a note for him on the door of his office in the City Hall. The storm of last night is the topic of conversation today. Girard has gone out to Sun-down.
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