George Riggs - Mrs. Traylor
Crittenden Press 19 Mar 1891
Tuesday evening two weeks ago was selected by Geo. Riggs and Mrs. Traylor of the Shady Grove community as the time to plight their vows at hymen's altar. A neighbor was sent to Princeton to procure the license. On technical grounds, the clerk refused to issue them, and the wedding was postponed until Wed. evening. George went after the papers himself; he returned with a large envelope containing the papers, and turned it over to the minister, who was to officiate. Everything was in readiness, but when the preacher opened the papers he found a land deed, the clerk having made a mistake and sent the deed instead of the license. The wedding was again postponed and a messenger went to Princeton to exchange the deed for coupling papers. When he reached the clerk's office, he found that the papers had been sent out by a neighbor, who displayed no anxiety to deliver them. The messenger returned, and after much riding and delay, secured the troublesome document, and on Thurs. evening, the much delayed wedding took place.
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