Thomas Gimbrede’s Engraving of the First Four American Presidents
[30 Jan. 1812]
On 3 Mar. 1812 Gimbrede sent copies of this engraving to James Madison from New York, stating that he “conceived that a print representing the four Presidents; would be very desirable and pleasing to the dispassionate and true Americans” and asking that Madison “forward two of them to the honourable Thos Jeffersson—ex-president of the United States” (RC in DLC: Madison Papers; printed in Madison, Papers description begins William T. Hutchinson, Robert A. Rutland, John C. A. Stagg, and others, eds., The Papers of James Madison, 1962– , 29 vols.: Congress. Ser., 17 vols.; Pres. Ser., 5 vols.; Sec. of State Ser., 7 vols description ends , Pres. Ser., 4:225).