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Monday, April 29, 2013

17th Century Ceremonies: Wedding Festivities

A witness in a case which was tried  in York County in 1656 testified that upon his arrival to the home of Thomas Bushrod, he was surprised to find his tobacco crop in a neglected condition. "Mr. Bushrod," said he, "what do you mean by suffering your tobacco to run up so high; and why do you not top it?" Bushrod replied that his overseer had gone to a wedding without his consent, and he knew not how to help it. Source: York County Records, Vol. 1657-62, p. 125.

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