On July 12, 1849, in Washington D.C., at the age of eighty-one, she went to bed and never awakened. At her death, we lost a very special woman who could never be replaced. All of Washington came to Dolley's funeral. Dolley was buried in Washington but was later reinterred beside Madison at Montpelier. She had left the world a better place for all. The key to her popularity was found in a conversation with a Frenchman. He said, "Everyone loves Mrs. Madison." She quickly replied, "Mrs. Madison loves everybody."
She left us with everything that she had, she gave it to us. She left her arms open with opportunities for us. All that we have to do is follow our dreams and stand up for what we believe in, even if many others disagree. Dolley Madison is a perfect example for American people; do not let your hopes flee. Nothing is impossible; try to follow your dreams.