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THE FALL OF THE ALAMO

Unto thy wedded wife, to live together
By God's commandment in the holy state
Of Matrimony ? Wilt thou love and comfort
And keep her in disease and health, and leaving
All others, keep thee unto her alone
So long ye both shall live on earth?

Col. Wm. Travis.

I will.

Chaplain Smith.

Speak, Elsie Bradburn! wilt thou take this man
Unto thy wedded husband, to abide
By God's commandment in the holy state
Of Matrimony? Wilt thou love and comfort
And keep him in disease and health, and leaving
All others, keep thee unto him alone
So long ye both shall live?

Elsie.

I will.

Chaplain Smith.

Who giveth

This woman to be married to this man?

[The Chaplain receives Elsie at Crockett's hands. Travis with his right hand takes Elsie's right hand.]

Col. Wm. Travis.

I, William Travis, take thee, Elsie Bradburn,
To have and hold thee as my wedded wife,
From this day forth, for better and for worse,