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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 25: service for Crawford.—The Somers Mutiny.—The nation's duty as to slavery.—1843.—Age, 32. (search)
e Park. Here had been the seat of Dr. David Hosack, He died in 1835. His estate now belongs to the Langdon family. an eminent surgeon, distinguished for his hospitality. His sons and daughters (of whom Mrs. Harvey was one) were then living with Mrs. Griffith, near their father's estate. Among the group of families living or visiting in this attractive region were the Hosacks, Langdons, Mrs. Langdon was the daughter of John Jacob Astor. Hones, Ogdens, Wilkeses, Livingstons, Maturin Livingston. His daughter married Alexander Hamilton, grandson of Washington's Secretary of the Treasury. Lewises, Governor Morgan Lewis. Crugers, and Van Rensselaers. Sumner joined, on the day of his arrival, in an excursion to the enchanted island, Mr. Cruger's estate. just below Tivoli, the mistress of which—the daughter of the Patroon—added distinguished personal charms to the scene. Of this day, of the cleverness and grace of the ladies he met during his North River visit, and of hi