Tuesday, November 15, 2016



William duPont who lives near Wilmington, Delaware, has bought the homestead of President James Madison at Montpeller, Orange county, Virginia

The estate consists of 1300 acres and buildings. A force of mechanics employed by duPont from Delaware will be there soon to put the building in repair.

These buildings were erected around 1774 and President Madison spent his last days there.

Mr. duPont has not determined whether he will occupy the property as a residence as he is now living in the handsome homestead recently purchased of the Conrow estate , Woolton Hall on the Delaware river.

A Baltimore man, Louis F. Detrick, was the recent owner of Montpeller.

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