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Household Helper's Room

The girl who provided household help to the Lincolns had a bedroom on the northeast corner of the second floor.

In an 1848 letter to his wife, Abraham Lincoln urged her to hire a household worker to help with their sons. He said, "By the way, you do not intend to do without a girl, because the one you had has left you? Get another as soon as you can to take charge of the dear codgers."

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