Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday June 11, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, June 11, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wednesday, June 11, 1890 Rained in the night and has been showery with thunder & lightning during the day. John McEntee came up toward evening to see about the boundary of his lot but a shower came up and we could do nothing. Annie Norton and Julia called. A man came this evening and inquired for Mrs. Findlay our servant. Sara took him to her. It was the priest from Wilbur come to hire her away from us by offering her larger wages and he has succeeded. He remarked to her "that if that lady knew what he came for she would not let him into the house" so he seemed to be aware he was engaged in a mean transaction. This naturally throws our household into confusion. Laura and her party are coming Saturday and servants are in demand for the mountain resorts, so there is no telling where or when we will get another. I am beginning to feel pretty anxious. Our assessment for Holmes St is due in a few days and I have no money to meet it. The people will soon be flocking out of the city and we will have to be ready to receive those who every summer gravitate to us.

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