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May252014

Mrs. Sarah Hand greeted Washington in Trenton in 1789

The West Jersey Pioneer (Bridgeton, NJ), September 15, 1860

 

Three of the choir of young girls who, dressed in white, greeted Washington as he entered Trenton in 1789, on his way to assume the Presidency, and strewed his pathway with flowers, still survive. One yet lives in Trenton; one is mother of Senator Chestnut, of South Carolina; and one, Mrs. Sarah Hand, resides in Cape May County, New Jersey.

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