Council of Fifty, Minutes, March 1844–January 1846; Volume 2, 1 March–6 May 1845

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dollars annually than subject the church to so many little petty lawsuits. It is his opinion that it would be for the benifit of this church to comply with the laws of the .
The said, an man and woman have a right to go before witnesses and make a covenant to be husband and wife without a license as the Quakers do and their is no law against it.
Coun. said we dont want to fetch up petty lawsuits—he goes in for evading them. If they come here he will try to kill them if we he can. We have told so and he is aware what we mean to do.
On motion the report of the committee was accepted and he discharged from his labors.
Several letters were then read by the One from Hon. J[ohn] C. Spencer of N. Y. [p. [151]]
dollars annually than subject the church to so many little petty lawsuits. It is his opinion that it would be for the benifit of this church to comply with the laws of the .
The said, a man and woman have a right to go before witnesses and make a covenant to be husband and wife without a license as the Quakers do and their is no law against it.
Coun. said we dont want to fetch up petty lawsuits—he goes in for evading them. If they come here he will try to kill them if he can. We have told so and he is aware what we mean to do.
On motion the report of the committee was accepted and he discharged from his labors.
Several letters were then read by the One from Hon. John C. Spencer of N. Y. [p. [151]]
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