Breach of Promise of Marriage (Historical Tidbit Episode)
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Marriage was big business, and both parties had much to lose if one broke the engagement. Losses did not involve mere matters of the heart but the promise of fortunes gained and lost.  What did men and women often do when the other party broke the engagement?  Well, they sued one another for breach of promise of marriage.

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