excerpt from 'My Life and Times, or An Old Man's Memories' pp. 6–7 (172 words)

excerpt from 'My Life and Times, or An Old Man's Memories' pp. 6–7 (172 words)

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My Life and Times, or An Old Man's Memories

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6–7

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As I have previously said, a great deal of immorality prevailed here. A great many men and women with families were living together unmarried. But in a few years a church was built, and the Rev, W. Hughes hearing of this state of things, gave notice that all those persons unmarried, if they would come to the church, he would marry them for nothing. The consequence was - a large number of weddings took place. As for grand weddings in those days, there were no grand Carriages to ride in, to and from church. If they had any money they spent it to decorate themselves. I have seen 14 couples walking in procession to be married. The men wore tall hats, decorated with ribbons, and the women were also decorated in the same way. Leading the wedding party was a fiddler, playing all the ditties he could remember, and bringing up the rear was a man carrying a basin filled with ale and rum, and letting anyone on the way have a drink.

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excerpt from 'My Life and Times, or An Old Man's Memories' pp. 6–7 (172 words)

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