Mr. Madison's Room and Mr. Madison's War
Mr. Madison's Room
A Young Nation Stands: James Madison and the War of 1812
James Monroe: Madison's Proxy Shopper
In 1795, the newly married James Madison requested of James Monroe, U.S. Minister to France, that he acquire "many articles of furniture at second hand, [that] may be had in Paris, which cannot be had here of equal quality, but at a forbidding price." Among other furnishings, Monroe sent Madison a lit à la polonaise, or a polonaise bed, with corresponding bed curtains.
Massachusetts Pamphleteer Critiques "Mr. Madison's War"
Pamphleteer and Federalist John Lowell (1769-1840) of Massachusetts wrote a criticism of Madison's declaration of war entitled "Mr. Madison's War." Lowell considered the war an unjust and offensive undertaking. The pamphlet's title is the first known use of the phrase "Mr. Madison's War."