Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday August 30, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, August 30, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, Aug 30, 1890 It rained very hard in the night but today has been one of the most lovely. I awoke feeling very badly but it passed by after a little. I went down town and got a large mail, among them a letter from Eastman Johnson who has trouble with his eyes. I have been busy about a thousand things among others have made Marys cherry bounce and a little for myself. I find 2 galls. whiskey and about 3 1/2 quarts of cherries with say 4 or 5 lbs sugar makes 10 claret bottles (quarts) and 2 small tokay bottles (pints) of bounce. Some of the children had got one of the buckets in the well and I had to fish an hour for that. Sara's blankets I bought in N.Y. have come and I had the sail maker here putting new ropes in my small tent. He also brought up the fly for it and I am getting things together for our Maine trip.

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