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Before Martha Washington, there was Sally, Sally Fairfax.
An ambitious woman, thirsting for power, Sally could have married a dozen times before William Fairfax came along but William was the best offer. He had the most money, and he was in line for the title.
Then George saw her for the first time. "She was standing across the room from him at the end of the fireplace, one arm resting on the mantel. Her black hair, brushed back from a smooth,high forehead was shaped into curls and caught at the neck with a ribbon the color of the gown. Her only adornment was a white blossom tucked into the curls over her left ear. George caught his breath and held it a moment before he expelled it in disbelief."
After Martha Washington, there was still Sally.
George was Martha's husband, . More than that the hope of the Colonies, and there was the fire the slumbering spark of desire for Sally.