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Dolley Madison
May 20, 1768 - July 12, 1849
Nationality: American
Category: First Lady
Subcategory: American Firstlady

Disaffection stalks around us.


And now, dear sister, I must leave this house or the retreating army will make me a prisoner in it by filling up the road I am directed to take.


Our private property must be sacrificed.


I am accordingly ready; I have pressed as many Cabinet papers into trunks as to fill one carriage; our private property must be sacrificed, as it is impossible to procure wagons for its transportation.


When I shall again write to you, or where I shall be tomorrow, I cannot tell.


At this late hour a wagon has been procured, and I have had it filled with plate and the most valuable portable articles, belonging to the house.


It is one of my sources of happiness never to desire a knowledge of other people's business.


Two messengers covered with dust come to bid me fly, but I wait for him.


It is done... the precious portrait placed in the hands of the gentlemen for safe keeping.


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