§ David Bailie Warden to Dolley Payne Madison
12 November 1812. Sends “nine other copies of the Engraving of the portrait of the President,1 to whom and to the family I pray you to present my respects.” “I took the liberty of writing to him by the mary amore, and of sending him some brochures.2 I hope soon to hear of his reelection, and of complete success to his patriotic administration.” Sends “this by Dr morell,3 who is a Very promising young man, and attached to the government.” “I hope that the circumstance of his detention in France, from ill health, will not operate against his views of employment in the navy or army of the United States.”
Letterbook copy (MdHi: Warden Papers). 1 p.
1. These engravings have not been identified.
3. Dr. Robert Morrell had been appointed a surgeon in the navy in 1810 and was last known to have been in service in New Orleans in 1815 (Callahan, List of Officers of the Navy description begins Edward W. Callahan, List of Officers of the Navy of the United States and of the Marine Corps from 1775 to 1900 (New York, 1900). description ends , 391).