Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday July 1, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, July 1, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, July 1, 1890 Drantz came promptly this morning and put in the water pipe finishing by 4 oclock. When we let the water in it ran feebly and by spurts owing to a scant supply as so many people are using water this hot weather, for it has been hot today although there has been a fine breeze. Fearful accounts of heat come from the West where they have been roasting for the past ten days. I examined the well water today and found it apparently as fine and sweet as ever although we have not used it for more than a month. I have tinkered up the curb a little and we will use it henceforth as it is cold and refreshing. Genl Sharpe called to see me and he is to come here for me tomorrow and I am to go down to the bank with him where we are to talk over matters connected with the soldiers monument. Sara had a letter from Laura today expressing satisfaction at her visit here--Girard told me today that Young and [Dimick?] are moving out of Maj. Cornells fine luxurious office and are taking everything movable even to the grates and the floor! which I presume is an inlaid one. He also heard that Sam would have to leave the house he lives in. Evidently there is war to the knife.

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