Nineteenth Century Mail-Order Bride SCAMS, Part 4. In 1865 (34 years earlier than Franks’ scheme), a similar incidence in New England didn’t get quite so far but caused quite a stir.

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The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Brooklyn NY. 10 May 1865. Part 1 of 6.

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Brooklyn NY. 10 May 1865. Part 1 of 6.

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Brooklyn NY. 10 May 1865. Part 2 of 6.

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Brooklyn NY. 10 May 1865. Part 2 of 6.

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Brooklyn NY. 10 May 1865. Part 3 of 6.

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Brooklyn NY. 10 May 1865. Part 3 of 6.

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Brooklyn NY. 10 May 1865. Part 4 of 6.

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Brooklyn NY. 10 May 1865. Part 4 of 6.

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Brooklyn NY. 10 May 1865. Part 5 of 6.

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Brooklyn NY. 10 May 1865. Part 5 of 6.

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Brooklyn NY. 10 May 1865. Part 6 of 6.

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Brooklyn NY. 10 May 1865. Part 6 of 6.

The writer of this newspaper article as a great deal of wit and cynicism, editorializing more than a little about the circumstances wherein young women ‘really ought to know better’. Perhaps this article is a bit of a looking glass into the times immediately post-Civil War when so many young men had been lost and the deluge of marriageable young women’s desperation drove them to do things they might not do otherwise.

_... the Justice could not take it upon himself

Note: Throughout this Article, all newspaper clippings/references were obtained from newspapers.com.

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