Martha Washington

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Martha Washington (née Dandridge; June 13 [O.S. June 2] 1731– May 22, 1802) was the wife of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Although the title was not coined until after her death, Martha Washington is considered to be the first First Lady of the United States. During her lifetime she was often referred to as "Lady Washington". Widowed at 25, she had four children with her first husband Daniel Parke Custis. Two of her children by Custis survived to young adulthood. She brought great wealth to her marriage to Washington, which enabled him to buy land and many slaves to add to his personal estate. She also brought nearly 100 dower slaves for her use during her lifetime; they and their descendants reverted to her first husband's estate at her death and were inherited by his heirs. She and Washington did not have children together but they did rear her two chi... More

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Martha Washington #Experience #Happiness

Photo of Martha Washington I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
Martha Washington #Happiness

Photo of Martha Washington The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances.
Martha Washington #Happiness

Photo of Martha Washington I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.