Jervis McEntee Diaries

Tuesday June 3, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, June 3, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday, June 3, 1890 Down town early and received a letter for Sara from Laura saying she and Gertrude and her husband would come up Friday with the Powell to stay over Saturday if convenient. Sara who got up before 4 o'clock this morning to clean the sitting room and get it ready for summer wrote her that she had arranged with John McEntee to go with Nannie to Clermont whenever he made his arrangements, and that she was going tomorrow (Wednesday) and did not know when she would return, but not this week probably, it would depend entirely upon Nannies condition. I took the letter down to the mail after having gone down to see Julia Dillon who told me John relied upon Sara and hoped nothing would prevent her going. I also wrote a note to Mary telling her not to let it make any difference with her coming. We had supposed Laura had gone back from what Mr. Lindsley & Mrs. Tomkins said, but you never can tell what they will do. It is very strange that they would want to come here after all their assertions that they wont come when their father is not welcome. I wish they were wise enough to spare us the pain of their visits. I have felt very weak today and unable to do anything. Perhaps I did too much yesterday. We planted some crosby corn today, what we planted twice before having failed. I cut the above announcement of Dora Wheelers marriage from the Tribune today.

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