Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday August 21, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, August 21, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, Aug 21, 1890 Cool morning threatening rain which came in the afternoon. Down town after breakfast. Letters from Mary Gifford and Mrs. Van Ingen wanting us to come to Wainscot, also a letter from Mr. Douglas Merrit of Rhinecliff on the whistle nuisance and a letter from Royal Reed who was in the woods when I wrote. It is likely he and his son Alba will be our guides. I went up to Kenyons to write my deed to Sam and the description of the lands to be released from the mortgage. The deed of the estate land to Sam cannot be written until Van Eltan gives us some more details. He came here last evening and will do the necessary work while I am gone. We start tomorrow on our visit to the Reeds at Quogue. I left at Kenyons the deed of my property to Sam, my two deeds from my father and a description of the property to be released and did not get home until 1.30. Mr. [B?] came for more paper for his petition for free delivery. He has now about 1500 names.

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