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Title:[Letter] 1841 Mar. 20, Paris [Tennessee, to William and Elizabeth] Fitzgerald, Paris [Tennessee] / I[saac] B. Williams : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Williams, I.B.

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Date: March 20, 1841
Extent: 3p
Summary:This is a letter from Isaac B. Williams to William and Elizabeth Fitzgerald, dated March 20, 1841. They are the parents of his fiance, Adeline. Isaac is writing them to formally announce his intentions to marry, and be a good and responsible husband to Adeline. He informs them that the wedding is planned for April. Isaac hopes to receive their approval for this union.
Collection:Fitzgerald - Williams - Greer Papers
Box:IV-K-1, B1

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Paris Mar [March] 20th 1841
Mr & Mrs Fitzgerald

You are probably aware that for some time past an engagement has existed between Miss Adeline & myself and I assure you that on my part it has not been made without a full consideration of the importance of such an union. and the sacred and important charge that I shall take upon myself, my situation and condition from your intimate acquaintance with [unclear: me must ] be well known to you. I have no estate except the oppinion [opinion] of my neighbours [neighbors] my future prospects can be better judged of by you than myself we have [unclear: paid ] upon the last week in April for the consumation [consummation] of [added: our] nuptials I hope that the engagement will met your approbation and that the time may suit the convenience of yourselves & family should I receive a favorable answer all I can do is to promise my best exertions to render your Daughter happy & discharge the duties I shall owe you.

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I expect to [unclear: leave ] tomorrow and hope you will give me a [unclear: definite ] answer before I start, drop me a note by my friend IG Harris .

I [Isaac] B. Williams

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Mr & Mrs Fitzgerald { Present

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