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Contents Acknowledgments oo Introduction: The World of the Sedgwicks 1 I. Nature and Custom: Five Marriages and a Ghost, 1774/1842 1. The Harvest Moon: The Unhappy Life and Mysterious Death of Pamela Dwight Sedgwick 00 2. The Power to Bind: Eliza, Frances, and Theodore 00 3. Bitterness in the Cup of Joy: A stepmother, a Death, a Will 00 4. Brutal Conduct: The Watsons 00 II. Trifling and Badinage: Four Courtships, 1813/1816 5. The Heart That's Worth Possessing: Two Disastrous Courtships 00 6. The Perils of Badinage: Harry and Robert among the Friendlies 00 III. No Small Surrender: The Engagement Correspondence of Harry Sedgwick and Jane Minot, October 1816/May 1817 7. The Only Consolatin of Absence: Love Letters 000 8. That I Might Be Worthy of You: Roles and Responsibilities 000 9. To Translate Hope to Certainty: Setting the Date 000 Epilogue: Volumes Could Say No More 000 Appendix: Archival Sources 000 Notes 000 Index 000
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
United States -- History -- 18th century -- Biography.
United States -- History -- 19th century -- Biography.
Courtship -- United States.
Marriage -- United States.