With This Ring I Thee Wed

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1996
Type Text
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Language eng
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Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title With This Ring I Thee Wed
Description sidewalk of a Gunnison street He said there were no witnesses present and it was "distinctly understood" that It should be a "private marriage" for the time being. (It was probably a cold night so there were no witnesses on the street.) The marriage license was filed with the clerk about eight months later. There is "An Act Regulating Marriages" printed on the back of Territorial Licenses-Section 6. It states, "No marriage solemnized before any person professing to have the authority therefor, shall be invalid for want of such authority, if it is consummated with the belief of the parties or either of them, that he had authority, and that they have been lawfully married." By this section, the above marriage was valid. Three telegrams were attached to one license application. A sheriff of a Nevada town sent a telegram to the sheriff in Manti, notifying him of a man from Mt. Pleasant who was going to many a 15-year-old girl who had accompanied him from her home. She was the daughter of a man in Nevada who notified the local sheriff. The sheriff wanted him held on an arrest warrant until he could arrive. Three days later the climate seemed to have changed. The father sent a telegram to his daughter giving his consent for her to many the man from Mt. Pleasant. A third telegram was sent from the sheriff in Nevada to the Mt. Pleasant City Marshall. It reads as follows: "Father of yyy yyy will drop charges against x xxx provided x xxx marries yyy yyy at once and (father) hereby gives his consent to wedding stop After wedding release x xxx, otherwise wire me and I will return them here at once." signed sheriff (of the Nevada town). They were married. Many thousands of couples were issued marriage licenses in the past hundred years in our community. Only information regarding the issuance of the license in made public. Perhaps as you have read these stories they will bring back memories of your marriage or someone close by who, when faced with what seemed like a tragedy a the moment, now appears to be humorous or simply out of the ordinary. 68
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326786
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