Joseph L. Gash weds Miss Margaret J. Stewart

 
The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
February 17, 1871, page 3
 
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Married, at the residence of the bride’s mother near Adairsville, on the evening of the 14th instant, by Rev. Sam’l H. Smith, Mr. Joseph L. Gash, of Adairsville, to Miss Margaret J. Stewart, of Gordon county, Ga.

Thus it is with life.  One after another of the votaries at the shrine of Cupid is immolated upon his altar.—Our esteemed friend, Joseph, passed out of the state of “single wretchedness” into one of “double blessedness.” With out a sigh or a struggle and the places and persons that once knew him—especially those of “sweet sixteen” or upward, who have been the objects of his tenderest regards—will know him no more, as a lively and gallant beaux.  Weep not! fair ones, for your loss is another gentle sister’s gain, but be contented with the thought that

If Joseph loves another—
He will still love you to the end.
Ye disappointed aspirants for the hand of Miss Maggie, you need not mourn as those without hope, for, from what we saw at the celebration of the nuptials, there are a goodly number of the beautiful and true yet left for you to woo, in and around the quiet village of Adairsville.  Emulate Joseph and Maggie’s sensible and worthy example—do as they have done, if you like them, would be happy.  If you, like them, would cease to sing the old heart-aching song of
“My sorrowing days will soon be o’er,
When I shall weep and sigh no more,”
Get married.

The happy twain have out warmest congratulations on the happy alliance they have formed, as well as out heart-felt gratitude for their kindness and hospitality to us during our brief sojourn with them at their beautiful residence in the lovely and picturesque valley of the Oothcaloga.  May their days be as happy as their home is beautiful.

 

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