January 7, 2009.
It is ironic that apparently The Transgender Foundation of America’s Transgender Archive, in Houston, has a copy of a pre-Civil War newspaper that has an article on two women who fell in live and entered into a domestic co-partnership. (The article is from the Newark Daily Advertiser, 1846.)
Also of interest is the fact that these two women were “Millerites,” Millerism being a fore-runner of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
And to add to the story we have one woman trying to have the other one arrested when she left, showing the need for legal remedies for domestic disputes.
Thank goodness for the Archive preserving this material. And thank you for letting us know about it.