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    Dolley Madison Autograph Quote Signed. One page, 5" x 4" (sight), no place; no date. The first four lines of a poem by Horace, written by Dolley for a Mr. Pierre Van Cortlandt Jr., the son in law of George Clinton. It reads in full: "Happy the man and he alone / Who master of himself can say / Today at least hath been my own / For I have clearly lived today." Signed, "D. P. Madison." Framed to an overall size of 9" x 7.75". Not examined outside of the frame.

    Condition: Lightly toned. Frame is rubbed, scratched and chipped in places.

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