by Chris Joseph
, June 2015
with help from this List of First Ladies of the United States
Text from letter from the first first lady
, Martha Washington, to her niece Fanny Bassett Washington, October 23, 1789:
"I live a very dull life hear and know nothing that passes in the town - I never goe to the publick place - indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else, there is certain bounds set for me which I must not depart from - and as I can not doe as I like I am obstinate and stay at home a great deal"
Why this shape?