William Russell Birch, "Woodlands, the Seat of Mr. Wm. Hamilton, Pennsylvania," from Country Seats of the United States, 1808.
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Watercolor of the Woodlands Inscribed: The Seat of Me. Wm. Hamilton, Pennsylvania. Dark clouds hover over a white pillared home. Arched windows and doors and white steps leading up to the home. A cluster of trees are to the left, with a white statue between three of them, with two on one side and one on the other. A large pine tree is in the right foreground.

Credit: The Library Company of Philadelphia

Some of the seeds and cuttings that Lewis and Clark sent back from their expedition Thomas Jefferson forwarded to William Hamilton, who cultivated them at his Woodland's estate on the banks of the Schuylkill River, where he kept one of the nation's finest botanical gardens.

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