Dolly Madison Letter to Her Sister

This is an extract of the letter Dolly Madison wrote to her sister on August 23, 1814, after fleeing the White House. It describes the scene at the mansion as she prepared to flee and how she supervised the dismantling and removal of Gilbert Stuart's monumental portrait of Washington.

Date:
August 12, 1814
Original Format:
Document
Item#:
43.312A
Height:
2080px
Width:
1331px
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