Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday July 2, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, July 2, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wednesday, July 2, 1890 Down town in the morning. Genl. Sharpe drove up for me by agreement and we had an informal meeting on monument matters, consulting as to whom we had better put in Tom Trempers place and various other matters to be further discussed. We propose to have the monument dedicated on the 16th of Oct. the anniversary of the burning of Kingston by the British. I got a chain for the old well and some wire netting and after dinner I dressed myself and tore off the old shingles and reshingled a part of the well when it began to rain and I had to stop. After tea I went up to the car stable and met Eltinge, Keyons clerk, by appointment when we went to Mrs. Van Gaasbecks to get the signatures of her children to the release. We got all but Wm. A. and [?]. Elting went with two of the sisters over to the Roa-tina where he lives to get him. It was dark and he had never been there before and I am curious to know how he got back. I offered to go with him but was glad to know he did not think it necessary. The Kingston Leader has a long article about Sams compelling Young to vacate the Majors fine office. There is open and bitter war and there is no telling when it will end. I learned from the Leader that Genl Sharpe has been appointed a U. S. Appraiser at N.Y. at a salary of $7,000 a year.

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