1863 Advertisement for A Wife

Now this is a creative way to find yourself a wife. Place a classified ad in The Baltimore Sun. That’s what this gentleman did exactly 150 years ago today. The best part is this line: ” … may avail herself of this opportunity, and thereby form an acquaintance which may lead to an advantageous union.” Also, there is a one month expiration on this offer! I guess he was on a timeline.

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It’s unclear whether he was successful.