The grounds are laid out after a fashion, and planted with shrubbery. Retrieved 16 January The country is flat; the soil is fine sifted loam running to dust, as the air of England runs to fog; the woods are dense and beautiful and full of trees unknown to the parallel of New York; the roads are miserable cart-paths; the cattle are scalawags; so are the horses, not run away; so are the people, black and white, not run away; the crops are tolerable, where the invaders have not trampled them. Archived from the original on 19 September OUT magazine. The house commands the vista of the Potomac, all the plain of the city, and a charming lawn of delicious green, with oaks of first dignity just coming into leaf. Archived from the original on 14 August
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At the Dalles he was smitten with the small-pox, and lay ill for six weeks. Retrieved 5 June Archived from the original on 13 June
The next morning came the President's proclamation.