1. Dolley Madison converted to James' Episcopal religion, and quickly abandoned the Quaker fashions of her youth in favor of the latest city styles.
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2. Dolley Madison met Congressman James Dolley Madison through their mutual acquaintance, senator Aaron Burr, and married after only a brief courtship.
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3. Dolley Madison is fondly remembered as a gracious hostess and the brave savior of priceless White House artifacts before its burning in 1814.
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5. Dolley Madison underscored the first lady's responsibility for caring for the mansion and its contents when she directed the removal and safe storage of precious holdings, including the famous Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington that still hangs in the East Room.
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21. Dolley Madison was left at the White House with 100 soldiers as guard and one spyglass.
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22. Dolley Madison was known at first for her skills as a social hostess in the White House; but during war with the British, she proved herself both courageous and quick-thinking.
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26. Dolley Madison was the much-admired wife of the fourth US president, James Madison.
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29. Dolley Madison served eight years in the House of Representatives, only returning to his home plantation of Montpelier in Orange County, Virginia, after his term ended in 1797.
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36. Dolley Madison fled the city, crossing the Potomac into Virginia.
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38. On February 28, 1844, Dolley Madison was with President John Tyler while aboard the USS Princeton when a "Peacemaker" cannon exploded in the process of being fired.
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39. Dolley Madison took Paul Jennings with her as a butler, and he was forced to leave his family in Virginia.
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43. Dolley Madison was elected President, serving two terms from 1809 to 1817, and Dolley became the official First Lady.
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45. Dolley Madison returned with his family to Montpelier, the Madison family plantation in Orange County, Virginia.
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