Mar 19, 2015 - Sale 2376

Sale 2376 - Lot 106

Price Realized: $ 438
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
MADISON, DOROTHY PAYNE TODD ("DOLLEY"). Autograph Letter Signed, "DPM," to "my dear Ellen," looking forward to sharing tea with her from her teapot, apologizing that she must ship the china, and complaining of difficulties with her fountain pen. 1 1/4 pages, oblong 12mo, written on the recto and verso of a single sheet; few words retraced by Madison, folds. Np, nd

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"Your sombre [sic] Teapot, my dear Ellen, is full of merit in my eyes, especially when I think of how many social & sweet cups we may drink together, from its ample bosom. Tis then, I shall show you, that such a nice portent could not fail to please. I am too sorry that you have the unnecessary trouble of sending the china when Ralph would have waited on you, when most convenient, for you to give him orders. I have tried six pens in vain to write you a little note & now in d[e]spair, I fly to put this in the fire!"