Matters of the Heart in Colonial America

I came across two interesting newspaper announcements when I was researching yesterday.

From the NY Gazetter and Weekly Mercury, Feb 24, 1777:

“If Daniel Carroll, late of Elizabeth-Town, New-Jersey, will call upon Mr. David Mercereau, on Staten-Island, he will hear where his wife is now.”

And from the The Pennsylvania Gazette, March 26, 1777

“Jemima Wilson, the wife of John Wilson, hereby forewarns all persons from trusting him on her account, for she never intends to live with him any more, nor have any concern with him, or to pay any of his debts; he is lame and I have taken the best care I could of him; he has sold all my effects.”

I offer these up for anyone in need of a writing prompt!