Pursuit of Matrimony under difficulty.
--We made mention on Saturday of the arrest of John Wilkinson
The case came up on that day before the Mayor
Messrs. Andrew Jenkins
, Reuben T. Seal
, and Caleb C. Mitchell
, appeared as Commonwealth's witnesses.
It appeared that Wilkinson
had gotten himself into the difficulty by his endeavors to provide his friend John Sterling
with a surplus rib. The manner of his doing so was by going to the office of the Hustings Court and swearing before Mr. Jenkins
, the Deputy Clerk
, that Mr. C. C. Mitchell
had given his consent for the issuing of a license to John Sterling
to marry Miss C. S. Mitchell
The complaint was preferred by the father of the young lady, and the charge against John Wilkinsen
was for forging the latter's name to the consent, and swearing to its genuineness before the deputy clerk.
The unhappy Sterling
was charged with fraudulently obtaining the marriage license by the appliance above referred to. It is said that fathers have flinty hearts, and in this case the saying proved true,pater familias
showing no disposition to countenance the manner by which the matrimonially inclined youth purposed ridding him of a daughter.
were remanded for examination before a called Court of Hustings on the 10th of April.