Colonial dating and marriage

09 May

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Daily Life on a Colonial Plantation A London Hanging, 1726 George Washington's Rules of Good Behavior Passage To America, 1750 Captured by Indians, 1758 Courtship in New England, 1760 Daniel Boone Opens Up the West, 1769-71 The Boston Massacre 1770 The Boston Tea Party 1773 Getting Sick, 1774 Battle at Lexington, 1775 Battle at Lexington, 1775: The British Perspective Ethan Allen Captures Fort Ticonderoga, 1775 The Execution of Nathan Hale,1776 Writing the Declaration of Independence, 1776 Washington Crosses the Delaware, 1776 The Continental Army at Valley Forge, 1777 "I Have Not Yet Begun to Fight!

But over the course of the 18th century, young people gained more independence in their choices.

And romantic love—based on mutual affection and companionship—became the ideal. A string of broken engagements could cast the woman as a flirt—a “coquette” in the language of the day—or, worse, prompt speculation about her virtue.

A woman’s husband largely determined the comforts and privileges she would enjoy as a wife.

", 1779 The British Surrender at Yorktown, 1781 Thomas Jefferson's Advice to his Daughter, 1783 Slave Trade: the African Connection, 1788 The Inauguration of George Washington, 1789 Building America, 1789 The Beginning of the French Revolution, 1789 The Execution of Louis XVI, 1793 Joining the British Navy, 1793 Yellow Fever Attacks Philadelphia, 1793 The Death of George Washington n 1759 Reverend Andrew Burnaby left his post as Vicar of Greenwich, England and embarked on a four-month voyage to America.

He spent the following year traveling about the colonies, keeping a journal of what he experienced.

At their usual time the old couple retire to bed, leaving the young ones to settle matters as they can; who, after having sate up as long as they think proper, get into bed together also, but without pulling off their undergarments, in order to prevent scandal.

If the parties agree, it is all very well; the banns are published, and they are married without delay.