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A look at the life of Lucy Martin Battle who lived mostly in support of her husband, William Horn Battle, a lawyer and North Carolina Supreme Court Justice. Mrs. Battle assumed much of the responsibility for managing her husband's private affairs, including serving briefly as his secretary. She managed their large household of children and slaves in Raleigh and then in Chapel Hill during her husband's frequent absences due to his engagement in public life.