Henry Livingston, Jr.
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Description of the Seat of Henry Livingston, Esq; on Hudson's River
Vol. II No. V (May 1791); p.247

For the New-York Magazine.
Description of the Seat of Henry Livingston, Esq; on Hudson's River.

THE seat which the annexed plate is designed to represent, is situated midway between the cities of New-York and Albany, and something more than a mile from the town of Poughkeepsie. Although the mansion is far from being magnificent -- although no artificial fountains sprinkle the parterres, or statues or pagodas are seen in the gardens, nor any extraordinary effort of expence exhibited; yet nature, in her kindliest mood, has undulated the hills around, smoothed the terrene where the buildings are erected, laved the shores with the majestic Hudson, and made the whole delightful -- so it is, that no voyagers of taste pass it, without acknowledging its rural beauties; and none visit it, without receiving impressions in its favour.


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