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MARRIED IN A TREE.

4 ; A despatch from Norwich, Ojnnectlout, says that Miss Miranda Ellsworth and Jeremiah Simpson, a couple engaged to be married, quarrelled while attending a dance m Elisba Orandall'a farmhouse one evening recently. Daring the night the Rev. Mr Jay, the cirouit minister, arrived, and m order to enliven the proaeedlngs took iff hi* coat and played the fiddle for the danoere. About 4 o'clock m the morning the company diipßrsei, and tbe Rev Mr Jay, who had noticed the qaarrel between the couple, determined to walk home with them io order to e&ct a reoonolllatlQD. While they were passing a field a ferocious Texan iteer charged upon them. Simpson was the firs! to see the beast, and «took raf age m a tree near by, oloaely followed by Miss Miranda and the minister. The latter gave tbe youog lady a hoist Into a second tree and himself climbed a third. They remained In this predicament for half an hour, whon the conple badly, frigbened at the fierce actions of the animal and fearing death asked the. minister to marry them. Accordingly Mr J»y read the marriage ceremoDy from bis Impromptu pulpit m the tree, while tbe couple with great difficulty j ifned hands from their un-r---pleasant positions. A fanner's waggon parsed by toon, aad t^o three descended and went hoi^Q,

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MARRIED IN A TREE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2044, 23 January 1889

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MARRIED IN A TREE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2044, 23 January 1889

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