Monday, October 09, 2006

I Now Pronounce You Clerk and Wife

From the Bismarck (N.D.) Daily Tribune of Aug. 17, 1890, copied from the Philadelphia Ledger:

A peculiar marriage was quietly solemnized at a New Haven, Conn., church on Saturday evening. The contracting parties were a widow, aged 40 years, and a young man, who will not be eligible to vote for several months. The bride did all the courting, and says that she married in order to have some one she could trust to help her in the small notion store that she has kept for several years. She says it is cheaper to get married than to pay a clerk.

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