Paul Jennings, 1799-?, Former slave of James Madison who, after he purchased his freedom, worked in the Dept. of Interior and then the White House when Madison was elected President, A Colored Man's Reminiscences of James Madison
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Paul Jennings was a personal servant, as a young slave, to President James Madison during and after his White House years. After buying his freedom in 1845 from Daniel Webster, Jennings is noted for publishing in 1865 the first White House memoir. His book was A Colored Man's Reminiscences of James Madison, described as "a singular document in the history of slavery and the early American republic."