I send this message in recognition and joyful celebration of Dolley Madison’s 245th birthday, this Monday, today, May 20th!!!!
I happily applaud and bow to all of you who actively and enthusiastically devote your time and energy to learning more about Dolley and her legacy, and who notably share this knowledge to others (that especially means Ms. Catherine Allgor, those of you at The Papers of James Madison, Ms. Lynn Uzzell, and Montpelier!).
I am so happy to wish Dolley Payne Todd Madison, wife of President James Madison, a very Happy Birthday this day!!!!!
Dolley, thank you for the vivacious character, abundant love, and dancing grace that you possessed and shared to everyone around you! You completed James Madison’s life, the pearl of his love and affections, and I’ve no doubt that no matter where you are, you are smiling your warm charming smile to us here in the country Jemmy Madison helped create and you helped unite! We owe you a great deal.