He had been to Lake Winnipeg, where he received an express from Canada, containing the declaration of war, and President Madison
's proclamation, which he handed with the most officious complaisance to Messrs.
That interest exhausted, I took a survey of the inn's two parlours, which were decorated with coloured prints of Washington, and President Madison
, and of a white-faced young lady (much speckled by the flies), who held up her gold neck-chain for the admiration of the spectator, and informed all admiring comers that she was 'Just Seventeen:' although I should have thought her older.
In 1832, President Jackson vetoed a bill rechartering the bank on the grounds that it had been unconstitutional all along, thus vindicating Representative Madison in 1791 as against President Madison
1814: British troops under General Ross occupied Washington and set fire to the White House and the Capitol in retaliation for American destruction of public buildings in York, capital of Upper Canada: the US government including President Madison
had fled into Maryland after British victory at the Battle of Bladensburg.
Senior Speakers: Class President Madison
Garavaglia and Valedictorian Kyle Kreger.
A group of the Springfield High seniors said Friday morning that they planned to attend their senior party, including student body Vice President Madison
Ramberg and President Nate Schiffer, both age 18 and from Springfield.
It is too bad; this could have been an important contribution to our understanding of President Madison
and his wife, Dolley.
Whereas Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson prosecuted opposition journalists who did little more than annoy, President Madison
met with equanimity and good cheer the quite real sedition of New Englanders, some of whose militias refused to fight in 1812, even as Jefferson, his hotheaded ally of 40 years, urged his successor to employ "hemp [i.e., nooses] and confiscation." Madison was for eight years the bookworm-in-chief, once declining European travel because it would "break in upon a course of reading which if I neglect now I shall probably never resume." And still a visitor to Montpelier wrote that he expected a "cool reserved austere man" but found a "sociable, rather jocose" storyteller, with a "quizzical, careless, almost waggish bluntness of looks."
Army was led by Winder, the presence of President Madison
, Secretary of State James Monroe and other political elite were giving truth to the old adage, "Too many cooks spoil the broth." As a consequence, repeated tinkering and tweaking of the Army left the Americans with major faults in their line, as politicians manoeuvred in preparation to claim victory over the advancing British.
's program, at 5 p.m., will top off the day's festivities and is free and open to the public.
's errors of judgement leap off the pages but Professor Stagg always finds excuses for him; except that towards the end of the War, in 1814, he admits that the "administration finally discarded ...
, meanwhile, was desperate for more troops.