Lead:  For nearly five decades Mrs. James Madison, Dolley, was the center of social life in the nation's capital.

Intro: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Born in North Carolina to Quaker parents Dorothea Payne was raised in the simple manner common to that faith, taught to dress plainly, behave in a retiring manner, and shun a life of luxury and display. It is said her younger brother William began calling her Dolley and the name stuck.

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