Dolly Madison's Injured Knee



Y/M/D Description Place
1805/06/04 My Dearest Anne, I wrote to you from my bed, to which I have been confined for ten days with a bad knee, it has become very painful, and two doctors have applied caustic with hope of getting me well, but Heaven only knows! I feel as if I should never walk
1805/07/31 My Dear Sister, - We are in excellent lodgings on Samson Street, (Philadelphia), and I feel like another being. Dr Physic put my knee in splints and promised me a cure in time....Ever Devoted Dolly
1805/10/25 Letter from Dolly, still in Philadelphia, to husband James - I have nothing new to tell you. The knee is mending, and I sit just you left me. The doctor, during his short visits, talks of you. He regards you more than any man he knows... Adieu, my beloved
1805/10/30 To James Madison, from Philadelphia - The doctor has ordered me drops, which I take dutifully. I walk about the room, and hope a few days more will enable me to ride.... Write soon to thy devoted - Dolly
1805/11/01 To James, from Philly - I have great pleasure, my beloved, in repeating to you what the doctor has just told me - that I may reasonably hope to leave this place in a fortnight, but I am so impatient to be restored to you.... Your ever affectionate Dolly
1805/11/15 Dolley is mobile enough to make visits.
1805/11/18 Dolley leaves Philadelphia on a Monday

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