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|Named Person:||Aaron Burr; Charles Dexter Cleveland; Maria Eppes; Thomas Jefferson; James Lewis; James Madison; Dolley Madison; John Sinclair, Sir; John Payne Todd; Lucy Payne Washington Todd; Thomas Todd|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Charles Dexter Cleveland; Tench Coxe; Anne Payne Cutts; L Henry Cutts, Mrs; Richard Cutts; Joseph Delaplaine; Dolley Madison; James Madison; John Mason; James Monroe; Richard Smith; John Borlase Warren, Sir
|Notes:||Forms part of the Tracy W. McGregor Library Autograph Collection.|
|Other Titles:||Dolley Madison letters
James Madison letters
James Monroe letters
Dolley writes primarily concerning family matters. Topics include wigs; bad roads and swollen rivers; a letter from Thomas Jefferson about the death of Maria Jefferson Eppes; James Madison's poor health; her problems with her knee, rheumatism and her eyes; and her "ancient terror" of the Society of Friends.
Also Thomas Jefferson's migraines; Aaron Burr on his way to Richmond for trial; the marriage of Lucy Payne Washington and Thomas Todd; Fedralists refusal to enter the Madisons' doors; her sister's childbirth; "curls and silk"; and her son Payne and his financial troubles.
James Madison writes to Richard Cutts regarding plans to leave for Rockfish Gap and a package of Talavera wheat. He asks Joseph Delaplaine to send him some manuscripts to review for inaccuracies and two pamphlets, and thanks him for a volume of poetry. As rector of the the University of Virginia he thanks C.D. Cleveland for a copy of "Epitome of Grecian Antiquities" for the University library.
James Monroe cannot meet withTench Coxe but informs him that changes considered for the Treasury Department have been stricken out. Monroe writes to General John Mason that it was impossible to make any other financial arrangements to pay him other than to authorize his agent, Major James Lewis, to sell some property above Charlottesville and a large tract in Kentucky. In a letter to an unidentified recipient he refuses to sanction the dedication of a book to him by Sir John Sinclair.
In a letter to Sir John Borlase Warren Monroe discusses the exchange of prisoners of war between Great Britain and the United States and complaints regarding the conduct of the British government towards American seamen. In a letter to Mr. Agg, Monroe informs him that he has made some changes in a document before publishing in the "Whig."
- Burr, Aaron, -- 1756-1836.
- Cleveland, Charles Dexter, -- 1802-1869. -- Epitome of Grecian antiquities.
- Eppes, Maria, -- 1778-1804 -- Death and burial.
- Jefferson, Thomas, -- 1743-1826 -- Health.
- Lewis, James, -- active 1803.
- Madison, James, -- 1751-1836 -- Health.
- Madison, Dolley, -- 1768-1849 -- Health.
- Sinclair, John, -- Sir, -- 1754-1835.
- Todd, John Payne, -- 1792-1858.
- Todd, Lucy Payne Washington, -- active 1812.
- Todd, Thomas, -- 1765-1826.
- Federal Party (U.S.)
- Society of Friends.
- Real property -- Kentucky.
- United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Prisoners and prisons.