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A 'scandalous dress,' on view for the very first time
After seeing Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte at a party around 1814, Margaret Bayard Smith, wife of the publisher of the National Intelligencer, wrote to her sister "I think it is no harm to speak the truth. [Elizabeth] has made a great noise here, and mobs of boys have crowded around her splendid equipage to see what I hope will not often be seen in this country, an almost naked woman."
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