Dolley Madison
Autograph Letter Signed



Dorothea Dandridge Payne Todd "Dolley" Madison (May 20, 1768July 12, 1849) was the wife of the 4th President of the United States, James Madison, and was First Lady of the United States from 1809 to 1817. She also occasionally acted as what is now described as First Lady of the United States during the administration of Thomas Jefferson, fulfilling the ceremonial functions more usually associated with the President's wife, since Jefferson was a widower.[1] It is disputed as to whether her true name is Dorothea, Dorothy, or Dolley and her name has been widely misspelled as "Dolly".

Dolley Madison's Note to her Banker

1 pg. ALS in third person, Montpellier, November 22, 1841 (Orange, Virginia) to Richard Smith, Washington (addressed in her hand on verso) enclosing $50 on her account.  One of the most famous first ladies, she was internationally renowned for her hospitality and wonderful dinner parties.  Fine letter and address leaf all in her hand.

Conservation framed with portrait.


Dolley Madison

Document Type:

Autograph Letter Signed

Framed Dimensions:

 22 1/2" l  x  18" h



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