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she was thirty-seven years old. He deplored and condemned early and irrational marriages. This was Thursday evening at the (white) M.E. Church. 

I am in full sympathy with you in every sorrow and I shall not feel it to be greivous to listen to anything you may desire to reveal to me. I shall think of you Thursday evening and offer a prayer for a special blessing upon you in the sorrow, which you are carrying because of our relations. I perform my first marriage ceremony on Thursday evening in my church one of my officiers is to be married. I trust ere this shall come to to you that you will be happier than when you wrote, if not, I pray this letter will be a source of happiness and comfort. What did E- say about the matter? I want you to feel that I am in sympathy with you in any opposition made to you 

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