Jervis McEntee Diaries

Thursday May 22, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, May 22, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, May 22, 1890 We had our breakfast at 6 o'clock and took the little boat to Pokeepsie at 7, Sara and I. The morning was very dubious and we took the risk and had a perfect day. We got a carriage and drove to the weavers in High St and made an arrangement with him to weave us a carpet out of our old ones. We are going to pay him 25 cents a yard for weaving and 5 cents a pound for cutting the carpet. We returned with the 10.15 boat and reached home at 1 having had a delightful excursion. The river and the shores were never more beautiful. After dinner we got all the old carpets together, had Tom beat those that had not been beaten and I packed them and [?] them up in a muslin cover, and directed them and tomorrow will send them by express. Tom told me a man had been here and offered $60 for the carriage house and I had a note from Southard this evening offering me $60 for it. I shall wait a while before accepting. The notice of Thos Hills death I cut from todays Tribune. He was a good, and honest man for whom my father had great respect as I always had.

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