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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1856, Sunday, October 30, 1831.

[Breach of Promise of Marriage]

In the Court of the Exchequer, Dublin, on Tuesday, Oct. 25, an action, Elizy Little, v. Matthew Lynch, was tried; it was brought to recover damages for a breach of promise of marriage. The plaintiff was the daughter of a widow who lived at Rathfarnham, where she had resided since the decease of her husband, who had been a cotton-printer at Cork, and the defendant was a gentleman of about 300l. a-year. Letters from the defendant to the plaintiff were read, which caused considerable laughter in the court, from their invariable conclusion, "Dearest love, I send you a thousand kisses." The counsel for the plaintiff said she was heart-broken at the defendants treachery. The jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff. — Damages 100l.