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Nellie Grant and Algernon Sartoris

Nellie Grant and Algernon Sartoris

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Nellie Grant and Algernon Sartoris

In 1874, the White House hosted the wedding of Nellie Grant and Algernon Sartoris. The ceremony was held in the East Room, which was decorated with masses of white flowers. Nellie wore a white satin dress covered in lace with a six-foot train. After the ceremony, guests moved into the State Rooms for the reception. They received pieces of the wedding cake in little boxes as gifts.

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