217. West End Club -- Nov. 5, 1862

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    Anderson Nov. 5th 1862. all spinsters, We, the undersigned, more or less young, and all reasonably attractive, do hereby vow and declare, that on the 5th day of November, 1867, being five years from this date, we will meet in the parlour of the Mills House, at 12 o clock, and drink with much solemnity a bottle of Perfect Love, in token of our present friendship and good fellowship. Those who shall meanwhile have entered into the holy bonds of matrimony, will be excluded, but hereby promise that, in lieu of themselves, they will send to the survivors in life and[End Page 1] maidenhood, a letter describing their position as wives or widows. If one of these below-mentioned subscribers be tempted to forget her promise, and refuse to come, or refuse to betray the secrets of her prison-house, or write falsely, each of the subscribers who faithfully keeps hers, shall be entitled to claim from the defaulter a ring, made of her hair. All this being fully settled and agreed to, we have hereunto set our hands and seals. [note: All s well that ends well.] Magdalen Elizabeth Keith. Sarah Abagail Whaley. Anna Bella Keith. Anna Charlotte Keith-- Members of West End Club. [End Page 2]
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    Anderson Nov. 5th 1862. all spinsters, We, the undersigned, more or less young, and all reasonably attractive, do hereby vow and declare, that on the 5th day of November, 1867, being five years from this date, we will meet in the parlour of the Mills House, at 12 o clock, and drink with much solemnity a bottle of Perfect Love, in token of our present friendship and good fellowship. Those who shall meanwhile have entered into the holy bonds of matrimony, will be excluded, but hereby promise that, in lieu of themselves, they will send to the survivors in life and[End Page 1] maidenhood, a letter describing their position as wives or widows. If one of these below-mentioned subscribers be tempted to forget her promise, and refuse to come, or refuse to betray the secrets of her prison-house, or write falsely, each of the subscribers who faithfully keeps hers, shall be entitled to claim from the defaulter a ring, made of her hair. All this being fully settled and agreed to, we have hereunto set our hands and seals. [note: All s well that ends well.] Magdalen Elizabeth Keith. Sarah Abagail Whaley. Anna Bella Keith. Anna Charlotte Keith-- Members of West End Club. [End Page 2]
Title:
217. West End Club -- Nov. 5, 1862
Creator:
Wilkinson and Keith Families
Date:
1862-11-05
Description:
Magdalen Elizabeth Keith., Sarah Abagail Whaley, Anna Bella Keith, Anna Charlotte Keith--promise to meet five years later at the Mills House if not married
Collection:
Wilkinson-Keith Family Papers
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Manuscripts
Topical Subject:
Hotels & taverns—1860-1870
Geographic Subject:
Charleston (S.C)
Shelving Locator:
Mss 0111
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
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