Report of the Trial, Curling Against Buck for Breach of Promise of Marriage, with Notes by J. Buck

Report of the Trial, Curling Against Buck for Breach of Promise of Marriage, with Notes by J. Buck

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...usually keep such a diary? neither, I may say, are daughters usually so communicative of their little secrets to their parents. Are no traces of a deep-laid plot discernible in such a compendium? To remove doubts, as to the existence and contents of such a book, it may be needful to say, that it has beeu seen by many individuals; one of whom was in Court to swear to the fact. A. I never understood it was for that reason. Q. And you mean to declare, upon your oath, that Mr. Buck was the first to mention his affection to your sister; and that your sister never first desired that her attachment to him might be declared? A. To my knowledge. Q. You have no reason to know that it was so at all 1 A. No. Q. I believe you had the misfortune to lose your father ten years ago. A. Yes. Q. What line of life was he in A. He was a tailor? Q. And had the misfortune to leave your mother in very poor circumstances? A. My father had been in a decline for six years; therefore, it could not be expected he left my mother in such affluent circumstances as many people might have wished. Q. You had the misfortune to be left in very poor circumstances? A. Yes. Q. So much so, as to be assisted by the parish after his death? A. I do not know.3' Note 38. It is quite possible, that this matter of fact, as well as Mrs. C.'s having her taxes begged off repeatedly, may have been kept from the family. I am willing to allow, that much, very much credit is due to Mrs. C. for the way in which her family is brought up; and that man would only expose his folly, who would say she was criminal for being poor. The reason for these questions being proposed was, that the real state of the case, contrasted with the gloss she put upon net circumstances, might prove how I have been imposed...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236544129
  • 9781236544124