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August 19, 1839

Beyond Vassar

“The Hon. Henry Clay arrived at this place last Monday with the steamboat Robert L. Stevens…about 2 o’clock…. The numbers present have been…estimated at from seven to ten thousand people, and it is admitted that never since the welcome of LaFayette has Poughkeepsie been honored with so immense a concourse.”

Poughkeepsie Journal

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