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An act to legalize certain marriages therein named

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[Apr. 8, 1851]

 

An act to legalize certain marriages therein named.

 

Whereas certain marriages, in the Wyandott nation, have been solemnized without the license from the Clerk of the Council as provided in the second section of the law regulating marriages in the Wyandott nation, passed January second 1849, owing to a misconception or, misunderstanding of the provisions of the said law, and as the said so married parties are now living together, as married people, therefore, Be it enacted by the Legislative Committee of the Wyandott territory, that the marriages of John Bigtree to Mary Solomon, George Peacock to Hannah Little Chief, Smith Nichols to Yuun nén doohk, and Jesse Gayamee to Elizabeth Gray Eyes, are, notwithstanding their irregularity, and nonconformity with the provisions of the law, hereby declared valid, legitimate and binding on the respective parties so united, and the said marriages are to be, by virtue of this act, considered and deemed lawful marriages, securing to their respective offspring the benefits of a lawful marriage, the same as if the law had been fully complied within their original solemnization.

 

Sec. 2.  Be it further enacted that it shall be the duty of the Executive Council to furnish to each of the above named parties, a certified copy of this law, when demanded.

 

Approvid

 

James [Xxxxxx] L. [Xxxx]

 

Approved April 8th 1857

 

James Washington, his x mark

Principal chief

[xxxxxx]

 

[Pur. from Lucy Armstrong

1938]

 

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An act legalizing certain marriages therein named.

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