Jervis McEntee Diaries: December 1, 1874

Tuesday, Dec 1, 1874- It has snowed today and I have painted all day on the back ground of my picture and I hope am getting on with it. Took a walk towards evening and saw some beautiful snow effects. Mr. Jonathan Sturgis who was at Clarendon Springs with us died on Saturday night and was buried today. Mayor Havemeyer dropped dead in his office yesterday. Mr. Sturgis was a man of great integrity of character and was one of the earliest friends of American art. I expected to have become better acquainted with him this winter. He particularly invited me to come and see him and reiterated to Church that he hoped he would be sure to bring me with him when I came down. Received a very unsatisfactory note from Moore to whom I wrote a month ago telling him I must have my money on the first of Dec. He writes that he will probably send me a hundred dollars within a week and the rest when he can. I have written him a sharp letter this evening telling him that if he will send me $150 in a week that I will wait until Jan. 1 for the balance but I have no confidence that I will get a cent of it.

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