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John Tayloe to Dolley Madison, 19 June 1813

John Tayloe to Dolley Madison

Neabsco June–19th 1813.

Dear madam,

The enclosed came to my hands, too late—to send over yesterday. The President being so unwell1—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.

John Tayloe

Printed facsimile of RC (Scott J. Winslow Associates, Inc., “Autographs, Americana and Scripophily,” 10 June 2009, lot 227). RC damaged by removal of seal. Enclosure not found.

1For JM’s illness in the summer of 1813, see PJM-PS, description begins Robert A. Rutland et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Presidential Series (8 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1984–). description ends 6:393 n. 1.

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