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Rear Parlor

The back parlor originally served as a bedroom for Mary and Abraham. Here Mary gave birth to three of their children - Eddie, Willie, and Tad. It was also in this room that Eddie, their second child, after a prolonged illness, passed away just before his fourth birthday. The Lincolns moved the bedroom upstairs when they added on the second floor, and expanded the parlor into this room. Mr. Lincoln sometimes met with clients here.
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