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The Daily Dispatch: November 17, 1863., [Electronic resource], A Grand shoddy wedding in WashingtonJenkins's description of the affair. (search)
A Grand shoddy wedding in Washington — Jenkins's description of the affair. Senator Sprague, of Rhode Island, a millionaire since the war by shoddy contracts, was married in Washington on Thursday night last, to Miss Kate Chase, "the eldest and accomplished" daughter of Secretary Chase, of the Treasury. The Jenkins of the Waptions, and these personal friends of the Senator and Secretary Chase, were, on this occasion, non recipients of cards of invitation. The reputation of ex-Governor Sprague, not alone as Executive officer of the State of "Little Rhody" and as a statesman, but as a brave and gallant soldier, is world-wide. The part he took in des and gentlemen acting as bridesmaids and groomsmen: Miss Chase, sister to Miss Kate Chase; Miss Skinner, niece of the Secretary, and Miss Nichols, niece of Governor Sprague; Maj. H. Baldwin, of Gen. Stahel's staff; Capt. Hayes, of Gen. McDowell's staff, and Capt. , Fleet Captain of the Potomac Flotilla. The parties having