Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Yonkers
NY

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Home to loyalist Frederick Philipse III who successfully evaded the arrest ordered by General Washington in 1776; he eventually made his way to England. Highlights of the Hall include its 18th century, high style Georgian architecture and an impressive collection of presidential portraits, including five of Washington.
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Madison’s enemies came up with a strong opponent [for the House of Representatives in 1789] — his investment partner, James Monroe. Seven years younger than Madison, Monroe was tall, handsome, earnest, vigorous. He had crossed the Delaware with Washington and survived a bullet in his lungs at the Battle of Trenton; after leaving the army he had read law with Jefferson. Jefferson loved Madison, but he loved is other protégé, too. At one point he dreamed of both men moving next to him at Monticello. With such neighbors, he wrote Madison, I could ... lay myself up for the residue of life, quitting all contentions.

Richard Brookhiser
James Madison (2011)