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Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 1 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: January 14, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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t Prairie du Chien, and the general approached him most cordially An entire reconciliation took the place of the unexpressed but friendly regard which had never ceased to exist in all those years of mutual grief and separation. I had been quite ill, and could not then undertake the ceremony; but some three weeks afterward he came on a short visit, and we concluded to marry then. On February 26, 1845, at The briers, in the presence of my family and some of his, we were married. The Reverend David Page, of Trinity, the pastor of the Episcopal church of Natchez, performed the ceremony. After a breakfast to our friends, we left on a tour of visits to his family at Bayou Sara and Woodville, and from thence to New Orleans. In those days trousseaus were moderate, and young people did not expect presents, but gave them to the bridesmaids. The groomsmen were never expected to give presents. Two bonnets were an abundance, and every young bride had a second-day dress, i.e., one finer a
A determined Legislator. --Col. David Page, a member of the Maine Legislature, from the Aroos took region, on his way from his home to the capital, walked fifteen miles on foot, and ten miles on snow shoes, the snow being two and a half feet deep and unbroken.