An insightful letter showing Dolley's unwavering devotion and support to the United States even in her later years.
Beloved First Lady and wife of James Madison DOLLEY MADISON lengthy handwritten letter signed at the conclusion "DPMadison". Many years after leaving her role as first lady Dolley writes this letter continuing to use her powerful connections abroad to lend help to the Presidency. In this case writing a letter of introduction for a man appointed by James Polk. Dolley introduces Peter Hagner Jr. who had received an "appointment of our Executive [President James Polk] on business of his government".
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Dolley has written:
"My dear Madame de Neuville will accept my affectionate salutations, and do me the favor to believe that the long space of time which has elapsed since I saw her has not diminished my constant love and interest for her and her excellent husband the Baron of Neuville.
I ask leave to present a worthy young citizen of Washington to your acquaintance who visits France, England and Belgium by appointment of our Executive on business of his Government. Mr. Peter Hagner Jr. is the son of an old and respected friend of mine who, with us all will be much gratified to know that he has had the favor of seeing you.
Washington Oct 14 1848."
The Dolley Madison letter measures approx 7"x8.5". Some previous signs of mounting to reverse, mailing folds, otherwise in pristine condition.
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