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Behind the Seams: By a Nigger Woman Who Took in Work from Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Davis (Classic Reprint)

Behind the Seams: By a Nigger Woman Who Took in Work from Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Davis (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Behind the Seams: By a Nigger Woman Who Took in Work From Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. DavisI took in work from the best ladies in St. Louis, and they were all pleased with the dresses that I put upon them, though some objected to the airs put upon myself. I'll take the overcoat off my husband, for a moment, just to state that he used to Spree so much on some of the money I made in St. Louis, that I determined to leave the drunken nigger and St. Louis at the same time, and I carried out my resolution and carried off myself. I went to, Baltimore in a nigger car, and then on to 'washing ton. In Washington I was at once called on by Mrs. Jefferson Davis, who had heard that I was, a dress-maker, and modest. Old Jeff was a senator at the time, but he and his wife could appreciate genius and intellect, even in a nigger woman, and so I not only did Mrs. Davis' sewing, but took tea with herself and Jeff, and they told me in advance all about secession and the coming war, and so forth. Mrs. Davis wanted to give Jeff a night-gown as a Christmas present, and got me to make it for her and for him. Mr. Davis found me sitting up late one night hard at work on the night-shirt, and very kindly told me to turn in and go to bed. But I finished the night-shirt exactly as the clock struck twelve, and consequently there is not the slightest shadow of a doubt that the President of the Confederate States wore this night-gown many a time at the same hour. Mrs. Davis told me, behind the seams, that she would rather be kicked about in Washington than go South to be Mrs. President. Was it not curious that she should make this remark so long before the war, and don't it look very much like lying on my part when I say that she did? But I am not draw ing it strong at all; it's all the blessed truth. Mrs. Bayis told me, behind the seams, that a war was coming, and asked me to go South with her, forgetting, it seems. The remark about th kicking.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Autor: Daniel Ottolengul
ISBN-13: 9780259791737
ISBN: 0259791733
Einband: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 26
Gewicht: 50 g
Format: 229x152x1 mm
Sprache: Englisch

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Autor: Daniel Ottolengul
ISBN-13:: 9780259791737
ISBN: 0259791733
Erscheinungsjahr: 13.05.2018
Verlag: FB&C LTD
Gewicht: 50g
Seiten: 26
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 229x152x1 mm