Marriage License and Certificate for John P. Greene and Mary E. Nelson, 5 and 9 December 1841

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Office of the Clerk of the County Commissioners’ Court.
To any regular Minister of the Gospel, authorized to Marry by the society to which he belongs; any Justice of the Supreme Court, Judge or Justice of the Peace, GREETING;
These are to License and Authorize you to celebrate and certify the Marriage of Mr. and Miss and for so doing, this shall be your sufficient warrant.
Given under my hand, and the seal of the County Commissioners’ Court, at , this 5th day of December A. D. 1841
Clk. C. C. C. H. C.
State of Illinois,) SS.
I Hereby certify, That I joined in the holy state of Matrimony, Mr. and Miss on the Sixth day of December A. D. 1841.
Given under my hand and seal, this ninth day of Decmber A. D. 1841.
Joseph Smith -[seal.]-
Make return hereof within Thirty days [p. [1]]
Returned Registered & Filed December 30th 1841
Clk> [p. [2]]


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    Handwriting of Samuel Marshall begins.  

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    The initials stand for County Commissioner’s Court of Hancock County.  

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    Samuel Marshall handwriting ends; Willard Richards begins.  

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    Signature of JS.  

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    Printed form ends. Willard Richards handwriting ends; Samuel Marshall begins.  

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    “539” is an identification number. The marriage was recorded in a Hancock County record book under this license number. (Hancock Co., IL, Marriage Registers, 1829–1915, vol. A-1, p. 47, microfilm 954,117, U.S. and Canada Record Collection, FHL.)  

    U.S. and Canada Record Collection. FHL.