A First Daughter’s White House Wedding: Etiquette Wars & Celebration at Stephen Decatur’s House James Monroe Museum

Author Lauren McGwin shares the story of Maria Monroe’s marriage to Samuel Laurence Gouverneur and the complexities behind their private White House wedding. Although offended when not invited to the wedding, high society was welcomed to a reception at Commodore Stephen Decatur’s house in the President’s Neighborhood, just days before the duel that would take his life.