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    Dolley Madison Autograph Letter Signed as First Lady. One page, 7.5" x 9.75", n.p., July 6, 1811. Addressed to Dr. Jonathan Bullus, the letter reads, in full: "I avail myself of your permission to return one of the two watches & both the chains. I inclose [sic] the amt. of one watch 55$ & thank you sincerely for the many proofs of kindness you have manifested towards me. Please to present me affectionately to Mrs. Bullus & accept my best wishes. D.P. Madison." She ends her letter with a request: "Will you kindly have the goodness to send me the key of the blue enamel'd watch, as I cannot possibly procure one here. There was none sent." An engaging and vivacious First Lady who loved to entertain, Mrs. Madison surely wore the watch she purchased at White House events. Letter is moderately age toned, with professional paper repairs along left edge and at upper right corner. Mounting traces on verso.

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