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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
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Monroe, Elizabeth Kortwright 1768-1830 Wife of President James Monroe; born in New York City in 1768; married Monroe in 1786; accompanied her husband abroad in 1794 and 1803. She was instrumental in obtaining the release of Madame Lafayette during the French Revolution. She died in Loudon county, Va., in 1830.