Letter to John M. Christian of Columbus, Ohio from Mary Johnson of Worthington, Ohio from the collections of the Worthington Historical Society (WHS) may be used for educational purposes as long as it is not altered in any way and proper credit is given: "Courtesy of the Worthington Historical Society, Worthington, OH." Prior written permission of the WHS is required for any other use of Letter to John M. Christian of Columbus, Ohio from Mary Johnson of Worthington, Ohio. Contact WHS at firstname.lastname@example.org to request permission.
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It was created on Thursday, May 29, 1845.
This letter was written to John M. Christian of Columbus, Ohio from Mary Johnson of Worthington, Ohio. Johnson writes to inform Christian that she cannot accept his marriage proposal. She apologizes for taking so long to answer but says that she needed time to give the matter her full consideration. She reminds him that her father disapproved of the relationship but states that he did give her to the freedom to choose for herself what she believed to be right. She concludes the letter by asking to meet so that she can return the letters and trinkets he gave to her during their correspondence.
Mary was daughter of one of Worthington's founders, Orange Johnson and wife Achsa (Maynard) Johnson. She married Francis Sessions on August 18, 1847. The Sessions were interested in promoting art and art instruction in Columbus.
Nothing more is known of John M. Christian.
It covers the topic Orange Johnson House.
It covers the city Worthington.
You can find the original at Worthington Historical Society.
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The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 2012.0005.115.
The Worthington Memory identification code is whs1054_001.
This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on January 9, 2018. It was last updated February 2, 2022.