Posted by Jimmy on April 09, 1998 at 12:35:26:
In response to Special License?, written by Jenna on April 09, 1998 at 10:45:41
is an arcane idea in one sense and a new one in another. Marriages were consecrated in church and always by a priest. And after the marriage it would be duly recorded in the church catalog for registry. Perhaps the church then would give some formal paper recognizing the marriage but I doubt it. I think Mrs. Bennett's request for the special license might be a formal recognition by the ruling government body of the marriage. Now this could be the town, the governor or mayor - I don't know. In all likelihood it would be the silly woman's wish to "consecrate" the marriage not only in church but by the "state". Just an educated guess...
- Marriage License -- only a preparation for religious ceremony The Mysterious H.C. 13:22:01 4/09/98 (1)
- Ooops, got my timeline scrambled... Jimmy 22:57:41 4/09/98 (0)
- Special License Myretta 13:18:21 4/09/98 (3)
- Ahhhh...thank you. The question was bouncing around my head... Jimmy 00:40:35 4/10/98 (2)
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