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rites of matrimony between them, the parties entered into a marriage contract, in which it was stipulated that none of her property should be subject to execution for his debts, but that in case she died intestate, her estate should pass into the hands of a trustee, who was to pay over the rents and profits thereof to Sears until his death, when it was to take the course required by the Virginia law of descendents. Thus circumstanced, the parties were married. On the evening of Monday, the 26th of August, Sears asked his wife if she would like to have some milk toddy. She replied that she would. He went into the store-room, and soon returned and handed her the toddy. Which she drank, remarking at the same time that it was the "bitterest stuff" she had ever tasted, and shortly afterwards, when she had become very sick, declaring that the milk toddy had poisoned her. Some of her neighbors were forthwith called in, but when they arrived she was in convulsions, and survived but a sh