Washington Monument, This Morning, at 6½ o'clock.
To my Friends, who are too numerous to assemble in my drawing-rooms, I announce the joyful event which is to consummate my happiness — my marriage — at the time and place mentioned in this card.
This place is selected not only for the reason above stated, but for another, which is deemed creditable to a philanthropic spirit — the desire to gratify all who delight spectacle of human happiness.
It has in it none of the contracted spirit which confines such an interesting ceremony to a little group of friends, under the paternal roof, only to be moved with tender sympathy by the sight of a pale and trembling girl receiving the parental blessing — an old Virginia
usage, now becoming obsolete with the enlightening progress of refined society.
After the ceremony — dressed in the costume and jewelry thought to be appropriate, in our native town of Pampeluna
, for a bridal tour — we will be immediately mounted upon Andelusian steeds, of the finest blood; and, after riding slowly around the statue, after the manner of the Plaza de Tauros
, to receive expressions of approbation and congratulation, we will proceed on the pathway strewed for us with flowers.