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Eliza Timeline and Summary

  • Mattie reveals that Eliza is a free black woman living in Philadelphia. Her husband was killed by a runaway horse.
  • Eliza visits the Free African Society.
  • Eliza stays in the city while Mattie and Grandfather head to the country.
  • Eliza, who has been living with her brother and his twin sons, is reunited with Mattie.
  • Eliza and Mattie tend to the fever victims.
  • Eliza and Mattie take the twins and Nell to the coffeehouse to recover from the fever.
  • Eliza and Mattie reopen the coffeehouse after the frost comes.
  • Eliza accepts Mattie's offer to co-run the coffeehouse.
  • Eliza organizes a feast of thanksgiving at the coffeehouse.
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