Mrs Keckly Sends Her Regards

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Xulon Press, 2007 - 236 pages
Elizabeth Keckly was one of the more remarkable Americans of the 19th Century. Born as a slave, gifted as a dressmaker and entrepreneur, she purchased her freedom as the Civil War was about to begin. Moving to Washington, she became one of the city's pre-eminent dressmakers. When Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln settled in the White House in 1861, Mary Todd chose Mrs Keckly as her primary dressmaker. Elizabeth soon became a dear friend of both Lincolns. Mrs Keckly Sends Her Regards is a story of the 40 days preceding President Lincoln's assassination and of the days following, when friendship and faith and secrets were tested by events. It is a story of the profound love Elizabeth Keckly had for both Lincolns, a love that sought to hear and heal the hurts of each as two wars - in the nation and in the White House - drew to an end. Tim Jorgenson, the author of Mrs Keckly Sends Her Regards, lives with his wife and two daughters in the Midwest, where he works as a consultant and works even harder at being a father and writer. His play Bonhoeffer, published by Xulon Press (ISBN-13 978-1591603436), was first performed by the Acacia Theatre in Milwaukee in 2004.

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Contents

Section 1
vii
Section 2
9
Section 3
19
Section 4
29
Section 5
39
Section 6
47
Section 7
57
Section 8
65
Section 15
141
Section 16
149
Section 17
159
Section 18
167
Section 19
173
Section 20
179
Section 21
189
Section 22
199

Section 9
77
Section 10
87
Section 11
99
Section 12
111
Section 13
121
Section 14
131
Section 23
209
Section 24
217
Section 25
221
Section 26
227
Section 27
233
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