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Collection Reference Number GLC01814
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1814 
Title Elbridge Gerry to James Madison regarding the courts of session and a Mrs. Derby
Date 5 March 1814
Author Gerry, Elbridge (1744-1814)  
Recipient Madison, James  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Responds to a letter from Madison in which he told Gerry that Parliament had abolished the Courts of Session in Middlesex. Gerry considers the news "laughable." In a long note after his signature he comments on the popularity of a certain Mrs. Derby and also notes "that our republican ladies refuse to mix with those of the high federalists of our quarter." Gerry was Madison's vice president.
Subjects War of 1812  President  Law  Government and Civics  Global History and Civics  Women's History  Republican Party  Federalists  Vice President  
People Gerry, Elbridge (1744-1814)  Madison, James (1751-1836)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme War of 1812; The Presidency; Law; Government & Politics; Foreign Affairs; Women in American History
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859