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...Richard Bland Lee (1761–1827) was a Federalist congressman from Virginia, 1789–95. In 1815 he moved from his plantation, Sully, to Washington and in 1816, JM appointed him commissioner of claims for property destroyed in the War of 1812. He became judge of the Orphans’ Court in the District of Columbia in 1819 and held that post until his death.
48467). Lee wrote of JM and the outcome of the War of 1812: “Thus President Madison had the happiness, in retiring from office, of leaving his country at peace abroad, united at home, with increased character, and irradiated with glory” (p. 14).