James Madison Papers

Notes on Hudson Valley Lodgings, [post 24 April] 1791

Notes on Hudson Valley Lodgings

[post 24 April 1791]

Best Taverns
over the Bridge
Kings bridge—New House
Crowtons—A Widow Purdie
Fish kill—2d. Tavern
near a new Church
good beds—bad dinner—
Near this a curious spring noted by Colles in his chart enquire of it for Ct. Andriani1
Poughkepsie—Capt: Weeks—
Reinbeck X—very bad—
Red Hook—very good
Claverack—best accommodations
1 mile beyond at a
farmers who is Captn.
Hudson—City Tavern

Ms (DLC). In JM’s hand. On the verso of cover for Daniel Carroll to JM, 23 Apr. 1791. Obviously made as JM contemplated the route for his spring lake country journey (2 May–16 June 1791).

1The Colles 1789 map shows a “Remarkable Spring” about four miles below Poughkeepsie (Christopher Colles, A Survey of the Roads of the United States of America, 1789, ed. Walter W. Ristow [Cambridge, Mass., 1961], p. 133).

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