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Courtship

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1994
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s63x84sr
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326218
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s63x84sr

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Title Courtship
Description my wife died a short time ago, and 1 have been advised by high Church authority to marry again. This is what I have in mind for us. With you on a mission, that is hardly possible. 1 urge you not to go!" He wrote, telling her about his life in Oregon, his business interests, obviously trying to sell her on him. Her astonishment with this grew, and she thought of little else after this second letter arrived. She replied, telling him it was too late. Her call had come, she fell she must honor it. She didn't even thank him for his proposal. His next letter did not sound as serious as [he previous one had. He still maintained she should not go on a mission that Oregon was beautiful especially this time of year, he knew she would like his house and the small farm on which it was located. He told her she must not make me mistake of passing him up. The women, they were besieging him with dinner invitations. "This is actually a small-town atmosphere. Everyone knows everyone's business. And has an opinion about it! After ail, 1 am eligible and everyone knows it. I wish I could make up my mind about all this. but I really am not enjoying all this attention. 1 just want to marry you and settle down, all this fussing gets my goat!" How she laughed over this last. When she replied to this one she told him he could easily see why the women were chasing him. She wrote that she realized, even though he might wait until she finished her mission, that someone else could snap him up along the way. After all, she added, feeling very brazen as she put down the words. "I remember how handsome you are." Then she felt impish. "That is, unless you've changed a lot." She wanted to make a reference to a fish, but managed to avoid that. After all I don't know this man very well. Comparing all this to a fishing trip might be offensive. She felt that her conclusion was a bit lame. Letters between them went back and forth rapidly, he trying to persuade her, she resisting stoutly. At last, he agreed. Although it was unheard of. he would wait for her. She would not be out all that long: he was not a young, over-eager, swain. Girls waited while Elders served missions, but he guesses it could be the other way about. But she was to write regularly while she was gone! Jessie went to the Northern States Mission, headquarters in Chicago. Letters "trained" back and forth. Then Elder Clawsen made a return visit to the Union Stake and checked up on Lewis: why had he not married? The report was given and Elder Clawsen stated Jessie would be 25
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Identifier 037_Courtship.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326078
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s63x84sr/326078