Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday June 26, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, June 26, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, June 26, 1890 I went to see Mr. Lindsley about the deposit of the water pipe. He advised not less than 4 ft. We had got 3 ft with difficulty down and into rock. He is to send me two men tomorrow to blast and there is a new expense I can ill afford. Tom is still at work digging the trench and it seems an endless job. Girard came over and told me the water pipe had burst and it was running under his home. Sater the Superintendent of the Water Works came to see about it and said the pipe had not burst and there the matter stands with the water still running under Girards house and the water in our pipe dirty and rocky. The girl who was to have come today did not appear and we are rather glad she did not. It remains to see if the one will come Sunday who agreed to.

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