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Davidson, W. (fl. 1899) Certificate of Marriage No. 25

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02150.41.06 Author/Creator: Davidson, W. (fl. 1899) Place Written: Montpelier, VT Type: Autograph document signed Date: 3 June 1899 Pagination: 1 p. : 21.5 x 23.5 cm

Copy of a marriage certificate between William Wallace Noyes and Addie E. Vincent Merrill. At the time, he was 53, and she was 37. It was a second marriage for both of them.

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