The Geography Of Marriage; Or, Legal Perplexities Of Wedlock In The United States

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byWilliam Lamartine Snyder

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1889. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... If any person shall take any woman unlawfully, and against her will, by force, menace, or duress, compel her to marry him, or any other person, or to be denled, he shall be punished by imprisonment for life, or any term of years. If a person does so with intent to accomplish such a design, the imprisonment shall not exceed ten years. And every person who shall entice a girl under sixteen from her parents or guardian, without their consent, in order to marry her, shall be imprisoned in penitentiary not exceeding three years, or in jail not exceeding one year, or fined not exceeding $1,000. Children born out of wedlock become legitimate by the subsequent marriage of their parents, or if they do not marry, the father can make the child "legitimate in law," by so acknowledging in writing, executed like a deed of land. A record and index of all marriages in the State must be kept by the Secretary of State at Lansing. How to Marry.--The statute is silent as to whether persons can marry themselves, but there have been decisions by the Michigan courts that parties may marry themselves by present contract and living together. Marriage may be solemnized by a justice of the peace in his county; or throughout the State by an ordained minister, acting as pastor, or who continues to preach the gospel in the State. All justices and ministers before solemnizing marriage are required to examine at least one of the parties on oath, which they are authorized to administer, as to the legality of the intended marriage, and if they join persons in marriage contrary to law, they shall forfeit not exceeding $500. And if they undertake to join persons in marriage knowing they have no right to do so, or knowing of any impediment to the marriage, they shall be imprisoned not more than a y...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1889. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... If any person shall take any woman unlawfully, and against her will, by force, menace, or duress, compel her to marry him, or any oth...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217544185

ISBN - 13:9780217544184

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