Dorothy Payne, Quakeress

A Side-Light upon the Career of 'Dolly' Madison

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Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 26,470 / 92 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 750
Added to site: 2010.12.19
mnybks.net#: 29948
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Biography, History

There is little time in this busy world of ours for reading,—little, indeed, for thinking;—and there are already many books; but perhaps these few additional pages relating to Dolly Madison, who was loved and honored during so many years by our people, may be not altogether amiss.

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than any other in our country. Her father, Isaac Winston,[5] emigrant, was an able man of an old Yorkshire family that had settled in Wales. He, with several brothers, came to Virginia to escape the Quaker persecution in England, settling first in Henrico and afterwards in Hanover county, where he died in 1760, at an advanced age. He had acquired a large estate, and many negroes. What a gratification it would have been to the old man had he lived a few years longer and heard his wayward grandson, Patrick Henry, argue the "Parson's cause," or make his first great speech in the House of Burgesses. As it was he died thinking the young orator unworthy even of mention in his will, but for his sisters he carefully provided. To his granddaughters Lucy and Mary Coles he willed £45, to be paid to them when they came of age or married.

ISAAC WINSTON | | -------------------------------------------------------------------------- | | | | | | Mary=John Coles Wm. Dabney=Lucy=Wm. Coles John Syme=Sarah=J

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