Dolley Madison1805-11-15James MadisonPhiladelphia, PA39.9525839-75.1652215My darling Husband, -- I have just parted from Colonel Patton, who is well pleased with the payment of the horses, and congratulated me on possessing such a handsome pair. I went to pay some visits this morning, and on my return found Anthony Morris waiting, with a petition from his wife that I would let him wait upon me to her house for some days; but am too fearful of taxing my strength, much as I love these old and dear friends. I see that Jackson's paper has announced the declaration of war from Spain against us, and that the Marquis d'Yrujo has requested his passport. He was here with other company last evening. Mrs. Stewart-- 62 --inquired if this was true, and he became terribly angry. Thureau is ill, but goes abroad too. The impression of him in Philadelphia is a sad one, he is remembered as the cruel commander at La Vendee, and the fighting husband. I am about to put up the articles for the President, and will inclose a note for you, too.November 17-- Anna and her husband arrived last evening, my beloved, and so pleased and agitated was I, that I could not sleep. We will leave on Monday, if I am quite strong enough, but I will wait your commands. Farewell, my beloved one.Dolly.