Mr. ? Pickett weds Miss ? Sanders

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
August 12, 1874, Page 3
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“Kingston Items.”

A marriage occurred, the other day, in the store of our friend, W. A. Gillam.  I looked out into the street, and saw three young bloods, all in their shirt sleeved and with their pants down in their boots, accompanied by two of the fair sex, striding down the middle of the street, apparently in a great hurry.  One of the young men approaching Mr. Gillam enquired of him where he could find Esquire Burrough.  Mr. Gillam, being quick of thought, suspected something, and told him there was a minister in his store who could tie the knot, if that was what he was after.  The young man said that he would do, so they were called back, and the knot was tied then and there by Rev. Geo. D. Harris.  The names of the parties who were joined together were Mr. PICKETT and Miss SANDERS.

After the ceremony was performed they were congratulated by Mr. Harris and Chas. N. Elliott.  While Charlie was shaking the hand of the young miss, he repeated the following in rhyme:

When I was single I lived at my ease,
But now I am married a husband to please.

She replied:
I hope dear Charlie, the day will come,
When you will have one to call your own.

The young man on hearing his better half call Charlie “dear,” turned very mad behind the ears, but held his peace.


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