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Just 5 feet 2 inches at maturity, Mary had clear blue eyes, long lashes, light-brown hair with glints of bronze, and a lovely complexion. She danced gracefully, she loved finery, and her crisp intelligence polished the wiles of a Southern coquette. Nearly 21, she went to Springfield, Illinois, to live with her sister Mrs.
Ninian Edwards. Their years in Springfield brought hard work, a family of boys, and reduced circumstances to the pleasure-loving girl who had never felt responsibility before. Finally her unwavering faith in her husband won ample justification with his election as President in Though her position fulfilled her high social ambitions, Mrs. An orgy of spending stirred resentful comment. While the Civil War dragged on, Southerners scorned her as a traitor to her birth, and citizens loyal to the Union suspected her of treason. When she entertained, critics accused her of unpatriotic extravagance.
The next 17 years held nothing but sorrow. After Tad died in , she slipped into a world of illusion where poverty and murder pursued her. The biographies of the First Ladies on WhiteHouse. Copyright by the White House Historical Association. We'll be in touch with the latest information on how President Biden and his administration are working for the American people, as well as ways you can get involved and help our country build back better. Toggle High Contrast. ZIP Code. Scroll to Top.Beautiful lady Lincoln
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