ALS signed “D. P. Madison,” one page both sides, 4.25 x 6.75, January 18, 1848. Letter addressed to writer, historian, and poet Elizabeth F. Ellet, in full: "I have received my dear Madam, your letter of the 18th ult'o informing me of your design to publish a volume of sketches of the patriotic ladies of the Revolution and of your wish to include my life among the number. Having been but a child at the close of that glorious struggle which resulted in our Independence I can lay no claim to be included among that distinguished class, whose exploits, and sacrifices, will deserve to be commemorated. Thanking you for your kindness and assuring you that I shall look forward with much interest to your promised volume." In fine condition, with a notation to upper right corner. Ellet's request was likely in regard to her landmark three-volume work, The Women of the American Revolution, which was first published in 1848.
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