Wednesday, January 6

Washington's "Sanctum Sanctorum", his library at Mount Vernon

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  1. On this day in the Year of Our Lord Jesus 1759, Colonel George Washington, retired from the Virginia Militia, wed the widow Martha Dandridge Custis as Wiki states: One of St. Peter's vestrymen, Colonel Daniel Parke Custis, married Martha Dandridge in June 1749. She became a widow after only eight years of marriage. On January 6, 1759, the Rector of St. Peter's united Martha Custis and Colonel George Washington in marriage. Debate ensues over the exact location of the marriage; some believe it occurred within the church while others believe it took place a few miles away at the White House Plantation on the Pamunkey River.