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An Unexpected Bill

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i A few days since, a well dressed couple in the prime of lite, stopped at a hotel in a neighboring town, and, sending for a Justioe of thü Peace, informed that functionary that they wished to be married The Justico said "AU right," and inquirec their naines. After being told, it struck him that he had perf'orined the same service for the lady some years before. Upon inquiring if such was not the case, the lady said she had been married piuviously. " Have you a bilí from your former husbandy" asked Mr. Justice. "Yes," she replied, "I have a bilí." This boing satisfactory, tlie ceremony was perfornisd, and the couple were deelared " man and wif'e." As they wero about departing, the Justice, who had never seen a bilí of divorce, and having a strong desire to behold the document, thought this au excellent opportunity to satisfy his curiosity. He thorefore said to the lady, - " Have you the bill with you ? " " Oh yes," she replied. "Have you any objections to allowing me to see the bilí ' " said our friend. "None whatever," she roplied; stepping to the door, and ealling to a littlo boy gome tliree or four years of age, she said, - "Here, Bill, come hore quick, here is a gentleman who wishes to &ee you." The gentleman wilted.


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Michigan Argus