CHAPTER XXXVI
PRIVATE LIFE AT MONTPELIER*

ALTHOUGH Madison was a man of public affairs and of books, he was a careful and progressive farmer and took a practical interest in agriculture. Through Robert R. Livingston, who first introduced them in America and regarded them with much favour, he was induced to raise those Merino sheep from the wool of which his inaugural coat had been made, and he sold their wool and exchanged them with his neighbours in order that the breed might be tested. He sold hams, bacon, tongues, barrels of beef and pork. He took great interest in his garden, and through Latrobe procured a great variety of cabbage and other garden seeds. He was fond of experimenting and assisted the experiments of others. To Isaac Coffin, a Virginian who had moved to England, he sent a pair of wild turkeys, receiving as a return some English pheasants, which he liberated in the woods of Montpelier. He was a horse breeder on a moderate scale, kept a stallion, and paid part of the bill for medical attendance of his family physician with the horse's services. He experimented with mules for a time, receiving ten from Kentucky through his cousin, James Taylor.

The main source of income from his farms was from tobacco. This for many years he shipped to his agent at Liverpool, James Maury, but the last ten years of his life he found it more advantageous to sell it in Richmond, John A. Lay being his agent and the Farmers' Bank his depository. In May, 1825, Lay deposited to his credit

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In the latter part of his life Madison spelled Montpelier with two "1's," the more correct way, as the name was derived from Montpellier in France; but he did not so spell it during his earlier years, and the spelling with one "1" has always maintained in Virginia.

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