Yes, I hear you, Abby. I'm not surprised you've been up for a while, considering you live in the 19th century.
Yeah, yeah ... you temporarily live in the 19th century.
It's in a week? Charlotte, the maid (or rather, seamstress at the moment) must be going crazy sewing three gowns by hand - especially when she's missing two fingers on her left one.
She's already finished two of the dresses? The one for the lady of the house and yours?
But now she has to work secretly on hers, right? You're still going ahead with this ridiculous scheme of yours to sneak her into the ball, I assume.
How about Abraham Lincoln's assassination? It happened recently, so I'm pretty sure it will be a topic of conversation. Okay, jot down some notes:
Abraham Lincoln was born in a cabin in Kentucky, USA, on February 12, 1809. When he was only 9 years old, his mother, Nancy, became ill with what was called "milk sickness" and passed away. Though Abraham lacked much formal education, when his father remarried a widow, Sarah Bush Johnston, she encouraged him to read as much as possible.
As a young man, Abraham moved to Illinois where he worked as a shopkeeper and eventually owned his own store. But in 1834, after getting to know the public and their thoughts through his many interactions, he decided to run for politics, and also to become a lawyer.
Abraham became the President of the United Stated in 1861 at the age of 52 and is famous for being the leader of the country during the civil war that began on April 12th in South Carolina, just one month after he took office. As you probably already know, Abby, Abraham Lincoln's leadership was crucial in the freeing of slaves. On January 1st, 1863, Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, leading the way for the 13th Amendment that would soon free all slaves.
And now you know.