The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution

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Title

The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution

Subject

Martha Washington

Creator

Merrill Jensen, John P. Kaminiski, Gaspare J. Saladino, eds.

Publisher

State Historical Society of Wisconsin

Date

1976-00-00

Format

published primary source

Language

eng

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Citation

Jensen, Merrill, John P. Kaminiski, and Gaspare J. Saladino, eds. Madison, WI: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1976.

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From Olney Winsor to Mrs. Olney Winsor: “…we…arrived at Mount Vernon about one—where we were received by the General & his family with great freedom and politeness, at the same time without any ceremonious parade….Mrs. Washington is an elegant figure for a person of her years, perhaps 45 [she was actually almost 57].—she is rather fleshy, of good complexion, has a large portly double chin, and an open & engageing [sic] Countenance, on which a pleasing smile sets during Conversation, in which she bears an agreeable part.-…She was dressed in a plain black Sattin [sic] gown, with long Sleves [sic], figured Lawn Apron & Handkf, guaze [sic] french [sic] night Cap with black bowes [sic]—all very neat—but not guady [sic]—.” (523)

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Merrill Jensen, John P. Kaminiski, Gaspare J. Saladino, eds., "The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution," in Martha Washington, Item #191, http://www.marthawashington.us/items/show/191 (accessed October 24, 2014).