Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday June 12, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, June 12, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, June 12, 1890 Rainy and showery all day. Mrs. Weld and Mary went by the day boat. The wagon was late and they had to hurry and went off in the rain but fortunately it did not rain hard. Our servant question is the most serious one just now. We have offered her $12 pr. month and to let her have her little girl with her but she evidently is in awe of the priest and they will get her away. The more I think of that man coming here and deliberately urging her away from here the more it exasperates me. She has gone up to her sisters to confer with her but I feel sure we have lost her. I went down town this forenoon. This afternoon Tom and I cleaned most of the things out of the carriage house and I went up on the roof and cleaned out the gutter on the south side of the wing. The roof was wet and slippery and I got wet. I wish I had a man of sufficient intelligence to attend to such things for in my condition it is dangerous for me to do it. I am a good deal worried and troubled. My summers at home are getting to be any thing but pleasures. So many people expect to come here and we are not able to have company and it makes it very hard for Sara and me.

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