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George Washington's home at Mount Vernon.
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玛莎成长于弗吉尼亚州的威廉斯堡 (Williamsburg) ,她曾上过缝纫、家务、烹饪、舞蹈及音乐课。另外,她也请家教来教导她如何阅读及写字。玛莎喜欢她的个人生活,也很享受与家人一起在弗农山庄。



As a young woman growing up in Williamsburg Virginia, Martha Dandridge had lessons in sewing, housekeeping, cooking, dancing, and music. She also had private tutors to teach her how to read and write. Martha liked her private life and enjoyed being at Mount Vernon with her family.

Even when she couldn't be there or when her husband was away, she was, "... still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances."

George Washington, too, loved being at Mount Vernon. He enjoyed farming and wrote that "it is honorable, it is amusing, and, with superior judgment, it is profitable." He believed Mount Vernon was the best estate in America for farming. Later in his life, he took great pride in being thought of as the first farmer of the land.

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