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Martha Washington
(1732-1802) born on
Jun 21
US first lady. She was America's first First Lady; also the first U.S. woman to have her likeness appear on a U.S. stamp.
I live a very dull life here . . . indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.

The greater part of our happiness or our misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
I very linearly [sic] wish you would exert yourself so as to keep all your matters in order your self without depending on others as that is the only way to be happy to have all your business in your own hands.
. . . steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and cheerful as a cricket. . . .
I am still determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may be. . .
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Letter to a relative; quoted in "Martha Washington," by Anne Hollingsworth Wharton, 1897.
R: Letter to Mrs. Warren 26 Dec 1789; in "Lives of Celebrated Women," by Samuel Griswold Goodrich,1844.
A: In "The Last Word - A Treasury of Women's Quotes," by Carolyn Warner, 1992.
N: Letter to a friend; quoted in "Martha Washington," by Anne Hollingsworth Wharton, 1897.
K: In "2,715 One-Line Quotations for Speakers, Writers & Raconteurs," by Edward F. Murphy, 1981.

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