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The Burning of the Executive Mansion

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  • Yes honey
  • I have to go meet the generals on the battlefield, do you have the courge and firmness to wait for me tomorrow?
  • April 24th, 1814 (the next day)
  • perfect... they are vulnerable lets go and burn down Washington DC to embarrass those Americans 
  • *sadness*
  • Mrs.Madison!!! we got word that the British are coming and they want to burn down the whole capital!
  • i know what must be done...
  • Get the important stuff! like get the portrit of George Washington
  • Before leaving to the battle of Bladensburg to meet his generals on the battlefield President Madison asked his wife Dolley Madison to wait for him to come home.
  • ok!
  •  After the Americans lost to the British in the battle of Bladensburg Washington DC was left exposed to attack because most congressmen and officials fled the nations capital so the British took advantage.
  • boys check this out... 
  • lets eat before we burn this place down
  • meanwhile in Virginia...
  • The British had said that if they captured Dolley Madison they would parade her through the streets of london as a prisoner of war
  • honey i'm glad you made it out safe and got our belongings. 
  • me too
  • Dolley Madison got all of her important belongings including the portrait of George Washington and then rode off on her carriage with her servants, one of them was named Paul Jennings. Meanwhile a huge storm was building up with a tornado.
  • Dolley had a dinner ready because she was expecting the arrival of her husband James Madison but since she had fled the house the British found the dinner on the table and decided to eat before they set the house to flames.
  • yea... i mean we shouldn't let all this food go to waste right?
  • Dolley and James Madison met up and then went to Virginia and stayed at the octagon house while Washington was being reconstructed.
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