Hello, my name is Mary. I am the mother of all
these boys and sure have a job in the house keeping everyone going and
happy. My life here in Springfield is a lot different than back in
My husband, Abraham, or Father, as I like to call him is a
very popular lawyer downtown at the state house. The problem, is, though,
that he is gone so much traveling around the countryside helping folks with
their legal problems.
I was born in Lexington, Kentucky, the
daughter of Robert Smith Todd and Eliza. My mother died in 1825, and all
of us seven children missed her dearly. My father would marry again to
Elizabeth and they would have 9 children.
Father and I have four fine
boys. He enjoys their playful activities so much. Sometimes they
seem mischievous, but they are just boys.
With all those small
children running around, I didn't know what to think. I enrolled into the
Shelby Female Academy in Lexington and began to learn all the things I know
My father always encouraged me to join in his political discussions
with friends. I guess that's where I learned to be able to talk to
"anyone" about politics or current events. That's why I think Mr. Lincoln
enjoyed my company. I could keep up with him on about any
I've told many before that my husband "will be president
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