HISTORIC WEDDING PROPOSAL
In 1869, Joshua Trickey built The Wentworth as a wedding gift to his daughter Georgia Trickey and her husband-to-be, General Marshall Wentworth. Before they were to be married, General Wentworth respectfully asked Mr. Trickey for his daughters’ hand in marriage. We are lucky enough to have this very personal and intimate hand written letter at our historic hotel to this day.
New York Nov 30th, 1869
Mr. J. Trickey My dear and respected Sir:
I thank you very much for your favorable answer to my proposal. I never can be grateful enough for the happiness you have bestowed upon me, rest assured that I shall always strive to merit your approbation. I think I can make your daughter happy- we love each other devotedly and are very anxious for your consent to marriage the 1st week in June 1869- and if we can get your consent, we shall be very happy- it is very hard for us to be separated from each other for so long- but if you give us your consent to our union then it will not seem half so long and besides it will make us very happy.
I am very anxious to see your lovely daughter once more- it seems an age since I saw her. You can imagine how I feel to be separated from a lady that I love better than my life for two long years and not once having the pleasure of seeing her in the whole time.
Hoping that you will consider my proposal in as favorable a light as you did my other- I thank you again very kindly and close- hoping to hear from you soon.
Yours very respectfully, Marsh C. Wentworth
219 East 69th Street, NY
Built in 1869 originally as a wedding present, The Wentworth is nestled in the picturesque village of Jackson, NH. Entering through the Red Covered Bridge (sometimes known as the Honeymoon Bridge) you will see why The Wentworth and the village of Jackson has become famous as a wedding destination. It has always been our goal to be one of the best hotels in the state of NH and this has been accomplished by investing and restoring all of the cottages and guest rooms and by hiring and training the best staff.
Our elegant tent can be transformed for wedding parties up to 215 guests from May to the first week of November. Our Chef, Brian Gazda, will create your menu for your reception, customized to the tastes of you and your guests and our atmosphere of sophisticated elegance is guaranteed to make your reception a most memorable event. Our weddings are tailored to the desires of the Bride and Groom, leaving all the important details in our experienced and capable hands. We would be delighted to work with you to customize the wedding of your dreams, picture perfect and worry free. Enclosed, you will find our wedding packages. Our Director of Sales, Kathleen DeVitto, is available to go over any questions you may have. Please phone 603-383-2120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.