The house was built in 1824-1825, and during the years 1831-1833, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Marshall (and a former Secretary of State), Associate Justices Joseph Story, William Johnson, Gabriel Duvall, Smith Thompson, John McLean, Henry Baldwin, and several other members of the Supreme Court boarded there.
And here I am pointing out that the historic home, usually open for tours, was reserved for an event today.
Unfortunately, most of my pictures are of quite poor quality, but I'm including them here anyway for my memories. My iPhone is on the blink for reasons other than the camera, and now I'm wondering if it's not also affecting the camera. That's certainly more palatable than blaming the poor quality of the pictures on me.
(Extra poor quality picture! Sorry, Terry!)
It was a very moving, thus emotional, ceremony. When it was all said and done, there were very few dry eyes in the house. The officiant was amazing, and I thanked him for his work afterward.
I particularly liked a part of his officiating during which he acknowledged that most likely many of us present have been on a personal journey over the years with regards to the understanding and accepting of what we were here today to witness.
We had a most delicious lunch after the ceremony, and had interesting conversation with the folks we sat with. I was too busy eating to take any pictures.