“I would rather fight with my hands than my tongue.”
— Dolley Madison
“Our private property must be sacrificed.”
“Disaffection stalks around us.”
“Two messengers covered with dust come to bid me fly, but I wait for him.”
“When I shall again write to you, or where I shall be tomorrow, I cannot tell.”
“It is one of my sources of happiness never to desire a knowledge of other people’s business.”
“At this late hour a wagon has been procured, and I have had it filled with plate and the most valuable portable articles, belonging to the house.”
“And now, dear sister, I must leave this house or the retreating army will make me a prisoner in it by filling up the road I am directed to take.”
“I am accordingly ready; I have pressed as many Cabinet papers into trunks as to fill one carriage; our private property must be sacrificed, as it is impossible to procure wagons for its transportation.”
“I am not afraid of anything.”
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