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Abraham's Princess

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Abraham Lincoln, our sixteenth president, wrote the Emancipation Proclamation. When Elizabeth Keckley, Mary Lincoln's dressmaker, brought her namesake eight year old Lizzie to meet the president, it was a momentous occasion. He told her that she could be anything she wanted to be because of that important document which he wrote and signed; he asked her what she wanted to be; she replied: " I want to be a princess." With that famous twinkle in his eye he replied: "Well, Lizzie, if I can be president of the United States, you can certainly be a princess." She never forgot his words which proved essential to her survival when she was kidnapped and returned to slavery in New Orleans. By using her remarkable talents she saves enough money to escape. This is a must read for admirers of Abraham Lincoln and underdogs everywhere.

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