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From: Dennis Ahern <>
Subject: Re: Excerpts from Irish newspapers
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 14:43:59 +0000 (UTC)


From The Cork Examiner, 24 October 1863 -

THE UNITED STATE.--The Messenger Franco-
Americain of New York, publishes a notice which has
been issued in Iowa, signed by Dora Macomber, of New
York, and Wade Ilsley, of the State of Massachusetts.
They state that, finding the system of marriage in America
totally bad, and being unable conscientiously to unite
themselves according to the rites of the law, but
considering that every couple are perfectly free to enter
into such contract as may seem good to them, they make
known to all that they have made the following
arrangement :--"We propose to live as husband and wife
so long as that union shall be mutually agreeable to us."
This precious document is countersigned by eight
witnesses.

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