Source: Wales, Arvine, C. D-613-2 Outgoing correspondence-Personal
Eliza A. (Weimer) Wales Transcript
Springhill Thursday Evening
Are you out of patience with
me for not having written sooner? Your
kind dear letter of Saturday Evening was recd
Tuesday. You want to know what I have
written to Ire. What else could I write but
that we would be at Chicago during the
first weeks of the year? Is that right?
I was reading in the Spectator
the other day of an antediluvian courtship
conducted upon a plan that would suit
you exactly. The groom was Ninety and
the bride Eighty when the affair commenced.
The courtship lasted some Thirty years