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Documents pertain to a case filed by spinster (Walden) against farmer (Hastie) regarding the defendant proposing marriage to the plaintiff and her moving in with him and living as his de-facto partner. The plaintiff continuously asked the defendant to settle on a date to be married, eventually he refused to marry her and turned her out of his house.
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