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Mary Todd Lincoln And Elizabeth Keckley
Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln, shocked social circles when she befriended her dressmaker, Elizabeth Keckley. A talented women in high demand in the top circles of Washington D.C., she was a freed former slave and the two became fast friends over fittings and dress appointments. 

"I consider you my best living friend," Lincoln wrote to Keckley in 1867. But when Keckley published a memoir about her life with the Lincolns, Behind The Scenes, Lincoln was so hurt that their friendship sadly ended.