Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday July 10, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, July 10, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, July 10, 1890 I slept under two blankets last night and this morning would have been glad to sit by a fire, the mercury marking 52. I went down town and paid the Estates assessment on the paving of Holmes St. $700.05 from the proceeds of my individual note to Fred Norton. Dewey's contractors have begun his cellar. The carriage house is down and a scene of confusion marks the part of the property. The carpenters have closed up what is left of our barn and tomorrow I hope they will get the lumber and timber away and we can clear up for it distresses me to see things so shabby. Several men are at work at Deweys cellar. I have feet stiff and disinclined to do much. I think I have taken a little cold. The men are gathering up the hay they have cut. There are indications of rain. It has been like an autumn day with a cool with from the N.

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