Love Stories of Famous Virginians

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Love Stories of Famous Virginians - Sally Nelson Robins. This volume offers history lovers a unique historical perspective on some of America's best-known patriots-"peculiar romances of The First President of these United States, The Author of the Bill-of-Rights, The Most Brilliant Representative of Congress of His Day, The Progenitor of Martha Washington, The Picturesque Leader of the Horse-Shoe Knights, The Most Graceful American Writer of the Eighteenth Century, and last, but never least, the tender love story of Chief-Justice Marshall." These fascinating sketches focus on: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, George Mason, John Marshall, James Madison, John Randolph, Alexander Spotswood, William Byrd, Cyrus Griffin, and John Custis. Genealogists and historians will appreciate the wealth of names, dates and places that pepper these pages. Material was gleaned from old letters, manuscripts, and diaries. Several portraits and a few illustrations of places enhance the narrative. (1923), 2010, 5½x8½, paper, 166 pp. 101-R0981 ISBN: 1585499811