Dolley Madison1805-10-26James MadisonPhiladelphia, PA39.9525839-75.1652215My Dearest Husband, --Peter returned safe with your dear letter, and cheered me with a favorable account of the prospects of your getting home in the stage. I was sorry you could not ride further in our carriage, as it might have spared you fatigue.In my dreams last night, I saw you in your chamber, unable to move, from riding so far and so fast. I pray that an early letter from you may chase away the painful impression of this vision. I am still improving, and shall-- 82 --observe strictly what you say on the subject of the doctor's precepts.October 28-- I have this moment received the letters you inclosed from Washington. I rejoice to hear you are there, and shall await the next post with impatience; by that, you will speak for yourself. The Marquis and Marchioness came to see me yesterday, with many other friends. I am getting well as fast as I can, for I have the reward in view of then seeing my beloved. Tell me if Mrs. Randolph is expected, and all the news you shall have time and patience to give me. I have written you every day since we parted, but am so shut up that I can say nothing to amuse; when I begin to drive out, I hope to become a more interesting correspondent. Did you see the Bishop, or engage a place at school for Payne? Farewell, until to-morrow, my best friend; think of thy wife, who thinks and dreams of thee.Dolly.