Monday March 10, 1890
Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, March 10, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Monday, Mar 10, 1890 The colored man of whom I engaged a dog for Royal Reed came this morning just as I had finished breakfast bringing a very good looking bull terrier which he said was about ten months old. It was a cold, bright morning only 5 above 0. I made an arrangement to have him get a good box and put him in it and I went down town about 10 oclock. He had him all boxed and in the express office and had some dog biscuits provided for the journey. I marked the box and paid the charges $3.40 and he went about 1 o'clock and will be at Mattawamkeag tomorrow. I sent him to the care of Tim Reed and wrote to him and to Royal. I paid the man $5 for him and a dollar for boxing him and providing the food, so that it has cost me $9.40 rather more than I intended to spend, but I thought it might be a tax to Royal to pay the express and so I paid it. Then I went by appointment around to the bank to see Sharpe to decide upon the bronze emblems for the monument, full sized drawings of which were there. Came home to lunch and then planted the hot bed which Tom had prepared. Came away by the 4.05 train which was half an hour late but arrived in N. Y. on time. Went to the Century and had some milk and eggs and after reading Jeffersons instalment of his autobiography in the March Century and a chat with Armstrong and Yewell came to my room. They were to cut some ice in the bays today, about 6 in. thick but the wind was S. and a prospect of warmer weather.
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