Names of Persons for Whom Marriage Licenses Were Issued by the Secretary of the Province of New York, Previous to 1784 (Google eBook)

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Weed, Parsons, 1860 - Marriage licenses - 480 pages
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Page 4 - Payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, and each of us, our, and each of our Heirs, Executors and Administrators jointly and severally, firmly by these Presents.
Page 4 - Ryder have any lawful Let or Impediment of Pre-Contract, Affinity or Consanguinity, to hinder their being joined in the Holy Bands of Matrimony, and afterwards their living together as Man and Wife ; Then this Obligation to be Void and of NoneEffect, or else to stand, remain, abide, and be in full Force and Virtue.
Page 4 - GEORGE the Third, by the grace of GOD of Great-Britain, France and Ireland King, defender of the faith, and so forth,; and in the year of our LORD one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight.
Page 2 - ... License sh'd be considered as a Dispensation from ye Notoriety of Publication ; And accordingly, Government sh'd assume ye Responsibility. The dispensing Officer should have a Reward proportioned to his Trouble & Risque. He sh'd be liable to a Penalty, according to ye Damage sustained, at ye Discretion of ye Court, within certain Limits. He sh'd, therefore, be ye Judge of ye Amount of ye Security to be required ; And if he take insufficient Bondmen, it sh'd be at his Peril. The most material...
Page 1 - Bond of 100 taken at the office, I think nothing of it. To my certain Knowledge it has been taken, both before & since ye Revolution, from persons not worth 100 pence ; And besides, there are Doubts as to ye Recovery of ye Penalty. I should be sorry to be understood, in this Part of ye Subject, as reflecting either on...
Page 3 - ... ye Irregularity of ye Manner. Impositions may happen far short of this, yet very distressing to Families and ruinous to the Peace of ye parties. " So far as ye Clergy in particular are concerned, it subjects ye conscientious to great Difficulties; It gives those of ye opposite Description unbounded License ; and it subjects to ye Determination of either (and that in situations of great Delicacy) a Question involving Property and Character and Happiness. " In what Manner an evil of so great Magnitude...
Page 1 - I never saw, nor do I know of any Clergyman who has. 2dly. It seems to me (I speak it with submission) disreputable to Government, to be in ye Exercise of an Act of Authority, disregarded (as far as I can hear) & that with Impunity, by the most respectable Clergymen in this City ; who, instead of thinking themselves under any Obligation, either of Law or of Morals, to ask for ye Licence, consider it rather as a Snare, against which they are to be on their Guard. 3dly. The Licenses, as issued, are...
Page 3 - I submit to. your Excellency whether it be not a great, Evil to leave Matters on this Footing. It is now so well understood that no Man takes out a Licence, but either thro' Ignorance or for a Cover to an illegal Transaction, that we may presume the Doing without them will more ' and more prevail. It must be obvious to every Man how much this subjects the Happiness of families to the sudden Determination of very young People. Under such a Dispensation from all preparatory Measures, would it be surprising...
Page 2 - In regard to all Persons marrying agreeably to ye Notifications required by their respective religious Societies, ye Clergyman celebrating ye Marriage sh'd be responsible in a pecuniary, or, if you please, on repeated Transgression, in a corporal Penalty. If meer publication be made sufficient, it will amount to Nothing ; because it may be made (& is made in some congregations) in such a Manner as to be a meer Evasion. " 2dly. As to Persons who may not come within ye Rules of any religious Society,...
Page 3 - License. But I submit to your Excellency whether it be not a great Evil to leave Matters on this Footing. It is now so well understood that no Man takes out a License, but either thro...

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