Phillipe is excited to be going to the New Mexico Territories. He is happy to wed Carolena, who is sixteen, as she is carrying his child.
Carolena's father is sick with worry at the constitution of his new son in law, even if he is from a good family. He worries about his daughter traveling in her condition to the Americas. Carolena's mother is relieved she is not going to have a grandchild out of wedlock.
"Champagne, anyone" offered Amelia.