Mr. Madison sitting at Gen. Herkimer's desk reviewing documents taken for Mr. Jenks in 2015

Journals of the Times

Mr. Jefferson's Personal Records

In order to have a record of his life, President Madison kept journals of his travels, notes and ledgers related to various matters, and packets of correspondence from family, friends, neighbors, and constituents.

While Mr. Madison's own journals and records are on file at the National Archives, among other locations, it is hoped that the contents shared here will provide the flavor of the personal journals kept by President and Mrs. Madison.

Topics will range from issues of Mr. Madison's day to his visits with constituents at various locations. When appropriate, Mr. Madison will invite comments from constituents, and a limited selection of these may be posted with the related journal entry.

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