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George and Martha's wedding.
George and Martha's wedding on January 6, 1759

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George Washington the Husband
Martha had been married to Daniel Parke Custis, a wealthy planter in Virginia, and they had two children together before Daniel died. John ("Jacky") was six and Martha ("Patsy") was four when George and Martha married. Washington was very fond of his stepchildren and treated them as his own. George and Martha had a happy marriage. For eight years, while he was at war, Mrs. Washington joined her husband at his headquarters every winter. She did everything she could to help encourage the soldiers and she was determined to keep a positive outlook. What other characteristics do you think were important for the wife of the president to have?
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