June 9, 1776: Martha Washington’s son J

June 9, 1776: Martha Washington’s son Jack learns that his mother survived the live smallpox vaccination. “The receipt of your kind letter . . . gave me the sincerest pleasure to hear you were in so fair a way of getting favorably through the smallpox,” Jack writes. Though long afraid of the smallpox vaccination, Martha Washington, the wife of George Washington, agreed to be vaccinated so she could survive living in camp with the Continental Army. #TBT Throwback Thursday http://www.revolution240.com http://ow.ly/i/epcsG

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About Jane Hampton Cook

Author Jane Hampton Cook is known for making history memorable and relevant to today’s news, current events, and modern-day life. A frequent guest on the Fox News Channel and other outlets, Jane is the author of eight books, including American Phoenix, America's Star-Spangled Story, and Stories of Faith and Courage from the Revolutionary War. Jane is also a former White House webmaster. She lives with her husband and three young sons in Fairfax, Virginia. http://www.janecook.com http://www.amazon.com/American-Phoenix-Quincy-Louisa-Independence/dp/1595555412/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_y
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