Center for Women's History

Women’s history is American history. Bring it into your classroom with our new curriculum!

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Attributed to Gilbert Stuart, George Washington, 1796. Oil on canvas. White House Historical Association / White House Collection.

Resource 6: Saving Washington

Dolley’s famous letter to her sister details the frightening hours before British troops invaded Washington during the War of 1812, and her rescue of the iconic portrait of George Washington. When Margaret Bayard Smith included the entire letter in her profile of Mrs. Madison, Americans celebrated Dolley’s wifely devotion and her patriotic bravery.

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