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Lot #13
James and Dolley Madison

Business letter penned by Dolley and signed by James Madison

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Business letter penned by Dolley and signed by James Madison

LS, written in the hand of his wife Dolley, one page, 7 x 4.5, March 12, 1832. Letter to an unidentified recipient. In full: “I have duly rec’d your letter of the 1st inst. with the printed report to which it refers. To my thanks for this, I beg leave to add those due for your several proceeding communications. I am sorry that these are the only return which my great age and very infirm health now permit me to make for such marks of friendly attention beyond the best wishes for your happiness.” Letter is inlaid to a 7.75 x 5 off-white sheet. In fine condition, with light toning to edges and a bit of scattered light foxing. A scarce format of the first couple, written from their tobacco estate at Montpelier. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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  • Auction Title: Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph
  • Dates: #436 - Ended September 10, 2014

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