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VIRGINIA -------- 8- young woman, Miss Anne Pamela Cunningham. The work of this association has preserved for posterity the house and grounds. It is a remarkable accomplishment, and its influence on the thousands who journey to see the home of our first president, ^[[is]] of untold value. ^[[+]] ^[[checkmark]] [[encased]] [[underline]] Mount Vernon viewed from the air at the present day.[[/underline]] ^[[checkmark]] [[red dot]] [[underlined]]23[[/underlined]]. The "Serpentine Drive" designed by Washington leads to the house and is deeply shadowed by trees. To one side of the design lie the vegetable gardens, on the other the formal box garden, beautifully restored and growing most flourishingly. [[/encased]] [[underlined]] MONTPELIER [[/underlined]] ^[[+XX]] [[red dot]] [[underlined]]24[[/underlined]]. [[encased]] ^[[(]]Montpelier, which was the home of James Madison, was built in 1760.[[/encased]] ^[[)]] Many changes were made in 1809, some of them by Latrobe, the architect of the capitol at Washington D. C. ^[[(]]The garden was planned by James Madison and its form was supposed to represent that of the House of Representatives.^[[)]] An old description says that the speaker's rostrum was marked by a "gorgeous chair of flowers." [[encased]] In Mrs. Madison's [[underline]]Memoirs [[/underline]] she speaks of the planting, saying that the silver poplar and weeping willows concealed the outbuildings and the lawn was bordered by a "ha ha" hedge.[[/encased. In 1834 Harriet Martineau visited Mr. and Mrs. Madison and comments on the beauty of the view toward the noble mountain chain in the distance. The place has been restored most skillfully and artistically by Mr.William du Pont.
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