Henry Marries Jane Patterson
A Mouse in Henry Livingston's House

Ten years after the death of Sally, and a year after the death of his mother, Henry Jr., too, much have felt the need for affection, and he found it in the sister of his next door neighbor, Jane McLean Patterson.

Jane was a bright and perky thing who took no guff from anyone, including her new husband Henry. On the Sunday after their wedding, Jane came down dressed for church in a bright red cape. When Henry questioned his bride about the appropriateness of her apparel for church, Jane explained that he had liked the way she dressed before their marriage, and she expected him to like it afterwards. Henry immediately went upstairs and dressed in his best coat with military buttons. If there was going to be any disapproval directed at his wife, then it could be directed at him, as well.

Henry's second marriage promised good things.

Chapter 3:   0,   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13

Slideshow Index,
Introduction,   Ch1: Mouse,   Ch2: Sarah,   Ch3: After Sarah,   Ch4: Locust Grove,   Ch5: Know,  
Ch6: Dunder,   Ch7: War,   Ch8: Unexpected,   Ch9: Economy,   Ch10: Dutch,  
Ch11: Politics,   Ch12: Religion,   Ch13: Work,   Ch14: Myths,   Ch15: Happy Xmas,   Epilog


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