Titolo: Historic Houses of New Jersey
Casa editrice: William H. Wise
Data di pubblicazione: 1977
Condizione libro: very good
Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Codice inventario libreria 9780834975323-3
Riassunto: This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1902. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... the creighton house haddonfield where dolly payne prepared for her entrance into the great world the old King's Highway, in the quiet Quaker town of Haddonfield, is the Creighton Tavern,--better known perhaps as the American House. The building has been very little changed since its erection by Timothy Malleck in 1750. In one of its quaint, unaltered rooms the State legislature and the Council of Safety met during the Revolution, and the ancient strap hinges on the door are the very ones which looked upon those bands of ardent souls in the long ago. The parlor, or best room, hall, and chambers where "Sweet Dorothy Payne," who became the famous Dolly Madison, sported with her good Uncle Creighton and the Creighton cousins, would surely be recognized by her if she could come back there and view them to-day. Dolly Payne as the gracious and brilliant mistress of the White House has been so often written of that her Quaker girlhood is comparatively forgotten. That she once looked at the world, like all good Quaker maids of her time, as something apart from her own simple life seems almost incredible when we gaze at her likeness by Gilbert Stuart. The elegant dame depicted there in shimmering silk and adorned with jewels is very far removed from the little Dolly of Haddonfield days, whose greatest delight was a fine lawn kerchief given to her by Uncle Creighton, and donned on the gala days she went riding with him in the chaise. John Payne, Dolly Payne's father, was a strict member of the Society of Friends, and her youth passed in the family mansion at Scotchtown, in Hanover County, Virg...
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