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Sunday, April 28, 2013

17th Century Ceremonies: Marriage Laws

As early as 1632 the law provided that except in case of necessity, the marriage ceremony should be performed inside of a church and that it should take place between the hours of eight in the morning and twelve midday, and afterwards followed by a lively fusillade and a large expenditure of powder. The reason for this law is the fear of trouble with the Indians. Source: Randolph Mss., Vol. III, p. 210.
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