§ From Stephen Moylan
11 February 1805, Philadelphia. “I find the roof of this house I live in so bad, by age, that there will be no comfort to me or my family but by new shingling it, if you do not object I will have it done on the best and most reasonable terms in my power.”1
RC (DLC). 1 p.
1. Moylan was renting the house that Dolley Madison had inherited from her first husband, John Todd Jr. The property was held in trust for her son, John Payne Todd (PJM, description begins William T. Hutchinson et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison (1st ser., vols. 1–10, Chicago, 1962–77; vols. 11–17, Charlottesville, Va., 1977–91). description ends 16:353 n. 1).