Monday, June 2, 2008

Happy Birthday, Martha!

Mezzotint of Martha Washington made by John Folwell, drawn by W. Oliver Stone
after the original by John Wollaston, painted in 1757

"I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances."
Martha Dandridge Custis Washington to Mercy Otis Warren

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