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The Dolley Madison Digital Edition (DMDE) is an edited, documentary edition of the complete corpus of Dolley Payne Todd Madison (1768-1849). The mission of the DMDE is to locate, transcribe, annotate, and digitally publish Dolley’s correspondence and selected financial accounts, legal documents, and third-party correspondence. In addition to annotations—identifications of the people, places, and organizations mentioned—editors research and publish editorial essays, which clarify and contextualize this rich body of material. To date, ten volumes of the DMDE have been published, comprising Dolley’s earliest extant letter in 1788, through 1848, some 2,674 documents. Editors are currently working on Volume XI (1849).