Jervis McEntee Diaries

Monday June 16, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, June 16, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Monday, June 16, 1890 They all went off by the Powell this morning. I did not go up but Sara was up and gave them a light lunch and they went away I think greatly satisfied with their visit. Tom and I have been busy all day fixing the fences belonging to the concrete houses and my [what] hard work it has been. O! I am so weary of tinkering with these old tumble-down fences which the marauding boys are constantly tearing down. I am not able to do it and yet I cant trust Tom alone to do it. The Van Gaasbecks came to see me about extending Staples St. through the back part of our land. I met them over there and looked over the situation and told them I thought we could arrange it; that I would see the other executors & consult with them. I am very tired and my cold which is getting better has made me half ill all week. Lucy our servant left us this evening after having done the washing and made everything tidy. She was sorry to go as we were to have her for she seemed just the person for us and now we have no servant and none in prospect after much searching.

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