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Shirley Plantation Shirley Plantation is the first plantation in Virginia, founded in 1613 and it is the oldest family owned business in North America.

Duke of Devonshire's Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, United Kingdom/ THIS is one of the houses that Mrs. Bennet suggested that Lydia could live when she and her husband came back from the north country.

Appended to a letter from Lund Washington to George Washington, this brief note is significant primarily because it is one of two surviving communications from Martha to George Washington. After George’s death, Martha destroyed their correspondence; only a handful of letters survived. The note expresses Martha’s pleasure that George had safely arrived in Williamsburg, where he had journeyed to attend a session of the House of Burgesses (image courtesy of Mount Vernon Ladies' Association).