Jervis McEntee Diaries

Saturday May 17, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, May 17, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, May 17, 1890 Cold this morning and a good fire in the hearth was most comfortable. Sara has the house nearly all cleaned and in order. I helped her beat some rugs. Tom is at work on the new street McEntee Hill way and we will soon begin to use it as our approach to the house. A letter came from Lucy today. She is looking forward to Sedgwicks and Downings coming. A man came to look at the carriage house this afternoon. He was a carpenter and came for another person who wants it to make a house of in Kingston. I offered it for $200 but he said he would not advise paying so much. I tried to get an offer but he would make none. Said he would report to his client who would write me what he would give. I told him another person was coming this evening to look at it. It was [Carroll?] and he came but said it was larger than he wanted. It is easier to buy than to sell, if one has the money.

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