Oct. 24, 1841. This day ..... Mr. George Maddocks of Hope and Miss Nancy Pease
The above intentions of marriage were denied by Miss Nancy
Pease who made her personal appearance, took down the notice
and committed it to the flames of the fiery furnace.
attest Henry Meservey, Town Clerk
Source: FHL film #10405, Vital Records, Appleton, ME, 1835-1887, Publishments and Marriages November 21, 1835 to September 11, 1886, transcription of original records, original records Mr B.J. Ness, Town Clerk, Appleton, ME. Contributed to the Maine D.A.R. Genealogical records Committee.
All of us ladies got a real laugh out of this. I hope you enjoy it as well. It makes you wonder what Mr. George Maddocks did to make Miss Nancy Pease so angry. Did they ever get married? Who knows.