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George W. Lindsay Promise with Samuel W. Murphy

Identifier: UA 5.272

Scope and Contents

A promise signed and dated between William & Mary students, George W. Lindsay and Samuel W. Murphy on November 25, 1857. The promise reads as follows: "We, the undersigned, do solemly promise never to marry without the others consent. Nothing but death shall dissolve this promise."


  • 1857 November 25


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Biographical / Historical

George W. Lindsay and Samuel W. Murphy were students at William & Mary in the 19th century.


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Guide to the George W. Lindsay Promise with Samuel W. Murphy
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Repository Details

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