Dear Companion: The Inner Life of Martha Jefferson

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Hampton Roads Publishing, Oct 1, 1997 - Fiction - 632 pages
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Martha (Patty) Jefferson is often seen as little more than a background figure overshadowed by her husband's political, literary, and scientific achievements. Dear Companion, by contrast, vividly depicts a wife, mother, and busy mistress of a plantation. We come to know the Jeffersons as a young couple very much in love and share in all the joys and sorrows of their ten-year marriage.

Although presented as historical fiction, this biography is actually reconstructed from the author's past-life recall. Ms. Neff's intense familiarity with the period enables her to bring wonderfully to life a time and family that will be forever of interest to all Americans.

 

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Contents

The Chosen
Deliverance
Likenesses
Jacks Accident
Ten Shillings
Nuptials
Wedding Journey
Mistress of Monticello Contents

Echoing Holy Songs
First Names
The Music Lesson
The Winning 0f Garters 10 Homecoming
Amongst Primroses
Concerto Alfresco
The Ruling Lady
The Gift of a Rose
Enlargements of Circumstance
Sundry Visits
Family Matters
Miss Pattsey
Storm and Strife
A Pledge Fulfilled
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