seven days being now expired, togetherwith the lovely Charlotte, since the Captainfirst spoke to you on the subject."

"Consent then Madam to their union& as a reward, this smelling Bottle whichI enclose in my right hand, shall be yours& yours forever; I never will claim itagain. But if you refuse to join theirhands in 3 days time, this daggerwhich I enclose in my left shall besteeped in your hearts blood."

"Speak then Madam & decide theirfate & yours."

Such gentle & sweet persuasioncould not fail of having the desiredeffect. The answer they received, was this.

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