17th & 18th Centuries
17th & 18th Century Essays
Divining America is made possible by grants from the Lilly Endowment and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
James Madison portrait, 1835. Painted by Asher Brown Durand after original by Gilbert Stuart. Oil on canvas. Gift of P. Kemble Paulding. Inventory # 1870.1
Thomas Jefferson portrait, 1786. Painted by Mather Brown. Bequest of Charles Francis Adams; Frame conserved with funds from the Smithsonian Women's Committee.
Citizens’ “Memorial and Remonstrance” to Virginia, July 28, 1785. James Madison.
Thomas Jefferson’s Handwritten draft of the letter to Danbury Baptists.