Aug. 31, 1776–While her husband George

Aug. 31, 1776–While her husband George Washington manages the retreat of his army in New York, Martha Washington hopes for good news from home. Her son Jack writes her a letter that Martha has become a grandmother. “I have the extreme happiness at last to inform you, that Nelly was safely delivered this morning about five o’clock of a fine daughter.” revolution240.com http://ow.ly/i/eD0S4

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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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