The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 43, July 1939 - April, 1940 Page: 175
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The Autobiography of Andrew Davis 175
of business; she could turn off more work in less time and leave
things smoother and nicer than any woman I ever saw. She was
a housekeeper and a homemaker. I never spent ten days more
pleasantly than those I spent with your father and mother."
The loss of this mother was the first great calamity of my life.
At her death my father was forced to put me in the care of a
colored woman, gave me a subsistence. She became greatly at-
tached to me and I grew up to love her more than all the world
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