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Ebenezer Sage Letter, July 24, 1810, Describing Interior of the White House

Congressman Ebenezer Sage (1755-1834), a Jeffersonian Republican from New York, wrote this letter to his niece, providing a good natured description of social life in Washington during the first years of the Madison administration. The letter contains a remarkably detailed description of the interior of the White House and of Dolly Madison's receptions, held there.




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