Ordinance, 17 February 1842, Copy

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An Ordinance concerning Marriages.
Sec 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , that all male persons over the age of fourteen <​seventeen​> years, and females over the age of fourteen years, may contract and be joind in marriage: Provided, in all cases where either party is a minor, the consent of parents or guardians be first had.
Sec 2. any persons as aforesaid wishing to marry, or be joined in marriage, may go before any reguler Minister of the gospel, Mayor, Alderman, Justice of the Peace, Judge or other Person, authorized to solmnize marriages in this , and celebrate or declare their mariage in such manner and form, as shall be most agreeable; either with or without Licence.
Sec 3. Any person solemnizing a marriage as aforesaid shall make return thereof to the City Recorder, accompanied by a recording fee of fifty cents, within thirty days of the solemnization thereof; and it is hereby made the Duty of the Recorder to keep an accurate Record of all such marriages. The penalty for a violation of either of the provisions of this ordinance, shall be twenty dollars, to be received as other penalties or forfeitures.
Passed February, 17, 1842,
. Mayor
Recorder. [p. [1]]
An Ordinance concerning Marriages.
Sec 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of , that all male persons over the age of seventeen years, and females over the age of fourteen years, may contract and be joind in marriage: Provided, in all cases where either party is a minor, the consent of parents or guardians be first had.
Sec 2. any persons as aforesaid wishing to marry, or be joined in marriage, may go before any reguler Minister of the gospel, Mayor, Alderman, Justice of the Peace, Judge or other Person, authorized to solmnize marriages in this , and celebrate or declare their mariage in such manner and form, as shall be most agreeable; either with or without Licence.
Sec 3. Any person solemnizing a marriage as aforesaid shall make return thereof to the City Recorder, accompanied by a recording fee of fifty cents, within thirty days of the solemnization thereof; and it is hereby made the Duty of the Recorder to keep an accurate Record of all such marriages. The penalty for a violation of either of the provisions of this ordinance, shall be twenty dollars, to be received as other penalties or forfeitures.
Passed February, 17, 1842,
. Mayor
Recorder. [p. [1]]
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