The Hudson River. III

J. D. Woodward
1875 The Art Journal (1875-1887)  
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more » ... out Early Journal Content at http://about.jstor.org/participate--jstor/individuals/early-journal--content. JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary source objects. JSTOR helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform, and preserves this content for future generations. JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not--for--profit organization that also includes Ithaka S+R and Portico. For more information about JSTOR, please contact support@jstor.org. THE ART JOURNAL. 109 THE HUDSON RIVER. Ill. S OON after rounding Verplanck's Point, we reach the sun-ny _) town of Peekskill, forty-three miles fi-om New York. It is near the mouth of a creek, and was founded by an old Dutch trader, Jan Peek, in the year I697. During the first part of the Revolutionary War it was the headquarters of the American army, and the Van Cortlandt House, which still exists, was occupied by Washington. It is also interesting as the scene of a characteristic incident in which Israel Putnam was the principal actor. A Bri tish officer was arrested within the lines, and, when his surrender was demanded by Sir Henry Clintori, Putnam answered in the fol lowing laconic note: "Edmund Palmer, an officer in the enemny's service, was taken as a spy lurking wZithin our lines. He has been tried as a spy, condemnecl as a spy, and shall be executed as a spy, and the flag is ordered to depart imme(liately." A grim postscript
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