William Will (1742—98)

by William Will (1742—98)

Pewter, wood; length (including handle): 45 inches (114.3 cm); diameter: 12 inches (30.5 cm). Philadelp

by William Will (1742—98)

Pewter; 6 1/8 x 4 1/2 in. (15.6 x 11.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY.

by William Will (1742—98)

Pewter with engraved decoration; 4 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches (12.1 x 11.4 cm). Philadelphia Museum of Art,

by William Will (1742—98)

Pewter; 7 5/8 x 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. (19.4 x 17.1 x 12.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY.

by William Will (1742—98)

Pewter; H. 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.

by William Will (1742—98)

Pewter, wood; without handle: 6 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches (16.5 x 17.2 cm). Philadelphia Museum of Art, Ph

by William Will (1742—98)

Pewter, peawood; 5 1/4 x 8 3/8 x 4 1/2 in. (13.3 x 21.3 x 11.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY.

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)