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§ Elbridge Gerry to Dolley Madison. 3 March 1814, “Senate Chamber.” “Mr Gerry presents his best respects to Mrs. Madison, & sends a letter this momen⟨t⟩ received from their honest friend at Lynn to herself & a letter accompanying it to himself. The latter contains a paragraph respecting small fishing boats, restrained by the embargo law so as to be useless to their needy owners; to be...
¶ John Mason to Dolley Madison. Letter not found. 8 June 1814. Described as a two-page autograph letter in Anderson Catalogue No. 995 (1913), item 162. Asks her opinion of a “plaister cast” of JM taken “from a Die, cut after the bust made by the Italian artist last year, and intended to impress medals for the Indians.”
We reached our quarters last evening at the Camp between 8 & 9 o’c. and made out very well. I have passed the forenoon among the troops, who are in high spirits and make a good appearance. The reports as to the enemy have varied every hour. The last and probably truest information is that they are not very strong, and are without cavilry [ sic ] and artillery, and of course that they are not...
Finding that our army had left Montgomery Court House, we pushed on to this place, with a view to join it, or proceed to the City, as further information might prescribe. I have just recd. a line from Col. Monroe, saying that the Enemy were out of Washington, & on the retreat to their Ships & advising our immediate return to Washington. We shall accordingly set out thither immediately. You...
and I can not yet learn what has been the result. Should the fort have been taken, the British Ships with their barges will be able to throw the City again into alarm, and you may be again compelled to retire from it, which I find would have a disagreeable effect. Should the Ships have failed in their attack, you can not return too soon. ⟨I shall⟩ keep Freeman till the question is decided, and...
The enclosed came to my hands, too late—to send over yesterday. The President being so unwell —I take the liberty to enclose it you—to hand him—so soon as he is restored to health—which I pray God may […] speedily be the case—its so warm, ⟨I am⟩ hardly able to write—the Girls all beg their respects—very respectfully & Sincerely I am your Obedt. Servt. Printed facsimile of RC (Scott J. Winslow...