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Page cxvii - The next day Mr. Elmer, from the committee, reported the bill " with sundry amendments," which were agreed to, and the bill ordered to be read a third time. On...
Page xxxv - N., to my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part, according to God's holy ordinance; and thereto I plight thee my troth.
Page lxxii - Narrative of the Oppressive Law proceedings; And other measures, resorted to by the British Government, and numerous private Individuals, to overpower the Earl of Stirling, and subvert his lawful rights, written by himself.
Page xciv - And you are to take especial Care, that a Table of Marriages established by the Canons of the Church of England be hung up in every Orthodox Church and duly observed And you are to endeavor to get a Law passed in the Assembly of Our said Province (if not already done) for the strict Observation of the said Table.
Page lxx - That all marriages (not forbidden by the law of God, as to nearness of blood and affinity by marriage) shall be encouraged; but the parents or guardians shall be first consulted, and the marriage shall be published before it be solemnized, and it shall be solemnized by taking one another as husband and wife before credible witnesses.
Page lxxiv - Provided, that the same be consonant to reason, and, as near as may be, conveniently agreeable to the laws and customs...
Page cxxi - ... be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction, shall be punished by fine or imprisonment, or both, at the discretion of the court; such fine not to exceed one hundred dollars, and such imprisonment not to exceed sixty days.
Page xlvii - I, AB do here, in the presence of God, the searcher of all hearts, take thee, CD for my wedded wife, and do also, in the presence of God, and before these witnesses, promise to be to thee a loving and faithful husband.
Page lvii - MACKENZIE. Studies in Roman Law. With Comparative Views of the Laws of France, England, and Scotland. By LORD MACKENZIE, one of the Judges of the Court of Session in Scotland.
Page xcv - The common law of England is the common law of the plantations, and all statutes in affirmance of the common law,* passed in England antecedent to the settlement of a colony, are in force in that colony, unless there is some private act to the contrary ; though no statutes made since those settlements are there in force, unless the colonies are particularly mentioned.