Jervis McEntee Diaries

Friday May 30, 1890

Jervis McEntee Diary Entry, May 30, 1890, from the Jervis McEntee papers, 1850-1905, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, May 30, 1890 This is Decoration day. Sara went over to the Cemetery yesterday with flowers, but I do not care to go there when there are so many people there. Downing and Sedgwick went over the river to Mr. Suckleys after breakfast. The carpenters came and have worked all day on the barn and I think another day will finish it. Calvert has stayed about the place all day. I proposed a little trip up the river, but he concluded he would rather stay here and certainly I would. I have felt very lame and weak for several days past and begin to fear my strength is steadily declining. It gives me a momentary feeling of melancholy to think so. I certainly find it a labor to make the least exertion and my health goes out the moment I make any effort.

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