The Second Mrs. Bruce
Linda's friendship with the second Mrs. Bruce is just as strong as, if not stronger than, her relationship with the first Mrs. Bruce. The second Mrs. Bruce is an American woman who, like her predecessor, abhors slavery, and she does everything she can to help Linda maintain her freedom from Dr. Flint. Even after Linda confesses that she is a fugitive, Mrs. Bruce risks her own safety and the safety of her infant daughter to help her. Ultimately, Mrs. Bruce purchases Linda's freedom, demonstrating not only her unconditional commitment to Linda's welfare, but also her dedication to the principle of freedom.