Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday July 25, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, July 25, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, July 25, 1890 It rained gently nearly all day and it has done a world of good as grass and gardens and even trees were dried up and dying. It ceased in the afternoon but did not clear. Sara and I went up to John Forsyths to tea. We had a cab from Smiths to take us and bring us home. There were Mrs. Miller and her two pretty daughters Miss Miller and Mrs. Chadwick, wife of Commander [Linson?], Mr. Van Slyke and Mr. Augustus [Bruyer?], Miss Isabella Forsyth, making the ominous number 13. Johns place is very pretty I think one of the choicest situations about Kingston. We had a letter from Lucy today giving us a very graphic account of the death and burial there of Capt [Haughey?] of their regiment, which occurred as they were preparing for a ball.

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