Memoirs of the Mother and Wife of Washington

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Derby, Miller,, 1850 - 248 من الصفحات
Martha Dandridge was born in New Kent County, Virginia, in 1732. She married Colonel Daniel Parke Custis, son of John Custis of Arlington, at the age of seventeen. They had three children. The oldest son died at a young age and his father died soon after. She married George Washington in 1759 and they made their home at Mount Vernon, Fairfox County, Virginia. She died in 1802.

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الصفحة 54 - First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen," was originally used in the resolutions presented to Congress on the death of Washington, December, 1799.
الصفحة 24 - I luckily escaped without a wound, though I had four bullets through my coat, and two horses shot under me.
الصفحة 76 - Eske river where ford there was none ; But, ere he alighted at Netherby gate, The bride had consented, the gallant came late : For a laggard in love, and a dastard in war, Was to wed the fair Ellen of brave Lochinvar.
الصفحة 92 - ... upon myself and given pain to my friends. This, I am sure, could not, and ought not, to be pleasing to you, and must have lessened me considerably in my own esteem. I shall rely, therefore, confidently on that Providence which has heretofore preserved and been bountiful to me, not doubting but that I shall return safe to you in the fall.
الصفحة 77 - scapes i' the imminent deadly breach ; Of being taken by the insolent foe, And sold to slavery ; of my redemption thence, And portance in my travels...
الصفحة 131 - I feel myself eased of a load of public care. I hope to spend the remainder of my days in cultivating the affections of good men, and in the practice of the domestic virtues.
الصفحة 133 - I have not only retired from all public employments, but I am retiring within myself, and shall be able to view the solitary walk, and tread the paths of private life, with heartfelt satisfaction. Envious of none, I am determined to be pleased with all; and this, my dear friend, being the order of my march, I will move gently down the stream of life until I sleep with my fathers.
الصفحة 92 - I am now set down to write to you on a subject, which fills me with inexpressible concern, and this concern is greatly aggravated and increased, when I reflect upon the uneasiness I know it will give you. It has been determined in Congress, that the whole army raised for the defence of the American cause shall be put under my care, and that it is necessary for me to proceed immediately to Boston to take upon me the command of it.
الصفحة 116 - The General's apartment is very small; he has had a log cabin built to dine in, which has made our quarters much more tolerable than they were at first.
الصفحة 162 - Favored of Heaven, he departed without exhibiting the weakness of humanity. Magnanimous in death, the darkness of the grave could not obscure his brightness.

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