Elizabeth Johnson Harris, Life Story
Listing of her Wedding Gifts (pp.74-75)

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I remember the amount of my wedding presents to be more than two hundred. Among those are as follows. A handsome parlor lamp, from Rev. E.G. Heed, two large handsome pictures, Mrs. E.G. Heed, Beautiful wall pocket, Mrs. Elizabeth Foster; Handsome feathered satin fan, Mrs. Margaret Gould; Handsome set of gold belt pins, Miss M.C. Cuthbert; Set of large linen towels, Mrs. A.M. Cuthbert, Cash, Mrs. and Mrs. Jos. Ganahl; Beautiful gilded cups and saucers, Misses Mary and Hattie Ganahl; Beautiful framed motto (inscription) "What is home without a mother." This present was given of Mrs. Annie Reed, one year after my marriage, my first baby boy was then one month old. This entire list was from white friends. Space will not take in all

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all names and gifts from my colored friends.

But I will mention a few. Pair of lovely China vases, Mrs. Camilla Golphin; Beautiful waiter and dishes, Horance Jones; Set of linen handkerchiefs, from Minor L. Jones; Beautiful china cups and saucers and linen handkerchiefs, Mrs. Jane G. Snyder; Silver tea spoons, Mrs. Susan Auffling; Wedding slippers (white kid), Mrss. M.J. Auffling; Pair of gold bracelets, Miss Minerva Dent; numerous other beautiful and useful articles which space will not permit.


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