Jervis McEntee Diaries

Wednesday June 18, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, June 18, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Wednesday, June 18, 1890 The second day of our living without a servant. We have the very simplest fare and do as little cooking as possible. Sara has been ironing most of the day. Yesterday afternoon I had Tom pick the early sour cherries at my place. Out of half a bushel Sara had only 4 pint cans they were so defective. Today Tom has been digging a trench to bring the water up to the house from the barn. It is a great inconvenience so far away. I went to Kingston at 2 oclock to see Kenyon about a form of release from the Van Gaasbecks for the lot pledged to insure them against being assessed on Chester St. I thought it a very simple matter and still think so but he was so exceedingly guarded he made the affair look quite formidable. We had to go to the clerks office and search records and I wrote to Abm. Van Gaasbeck at Saugerties and shall have to go up again when I hear from there. It has been a warm day but with a brisk westerly wind.

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