Dating for marriage mens
Usually the tone of the letter is vague and contains assurances that the honored lady thanks the gentleman for his offer but she cannot accept his proposal.
Upon careful thought, however, these letters can be seen to be sober testimony to the general tenor of society in the third quarter of nineteenth century America.
-- My objections to the proposal contained in your letter, though few in number, demand some attention and, I am well assured, cannot be overcome. I have a son seventeen years of age, and consequently too far advanced to learn filial duty from one not much his senior.
As to my little fortune, I consider myself merely the trustee for my children....
-- Half a dozen good fellows, together with your humble servant, propose devoting a few hours on Wednesday evening to a little social chit-chat, etc., enlivened by the imbibitions of sundry bottles of wine. believe me, we shall have a right merry party."What course was left for the young man who had strayed?
If he had acquired a taste for high living and the suitable young women were refusing his advances, perhaps he could find a wealthy widow.