Press: My Day

Martha Custis Washington was a planter's lady who scorned the rabble and would not have dreamed of exposing the intimacies of the Presidential household to every lout with the price of a newspaper in his pocket. Margaret Smith Taylor, wife of the twelfth U. S. President, was a pipe-smoking frontierswoman who shut herself up in the White House second story and would have had little of interest to report to the Press even if she had been able and willing. Such were some of the reasons why the current comings & goings of the...

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