Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday May 10, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, May 10, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, May 10, 1890 A showery day. I painted on my sketch of the apple trees again this forenoon but it is most difficult. I was down town this morning. Girard went to the meeting of the Common Council last night. There were only two votes against confirming the assessment on paving Holmes St. North and [B?] and so we will have to pay. I feel discontented and unhappy in spite of myself because I feel the years going away and I am not doing what I ought to do. Bennett Philips and his wife, with his sisters Jennie (Mrs. Gil Hasbrouck[)] drove up this afternoon. They did not get out but we saw them in the carriage. He does not seem in good health [?] in the coal business in Philadelphia. He left here when he was eleven years old now he is 48, and quite grey. His wife is a very pretty little woman.

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