All The Year Round, Vol. 33: A Weekly Journal; From November 24, 1883, To April 26, 1884, Including No. 782 To No. 804 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from All the Year Round, Vol. 33: A Weekly Journal; From November 24, 1883, to April 26, 1884, Including No. 782 to No. 804A frenchman, asserting that in no civilised country was marriage treated lightly as in the United States, justified the assertion thus: In order to make marriage valid the law does not require the consent of parents, or publication, or the presence of witnesses, or eve...
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the signatures of the man and woman them. Selves. A man hunts u an official, says that his name is so an so, and that he wishes to marry such or such a woman. He receives a license - that is, a paper con taining the names of the future spouses, who are, in all probability, perfectly uno known to the official. Then the man and woman go before a justice of the peace, or a minister of any sect, in any corner of the United States, and declare that the names in the license are their names; the justice or minister gets up, pronounces them married, signs the license, and pockets his foe. That is the whole process.Even that much is unnecessary in the Empire State, where, according to a late decision, persons may marry themselves by words none but themselves hear; or without any verbal ceremony whatever, by publicly living together as man and wife.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.