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Context of By His Excellency William Franklin, Esq. captain-general and governor in chief in and over His Majesty's province of New-Jersey, and territories thereon depending in America, to any protestant minister, or justice of the peace. : Whereas there is a mutual purpose of marriage between [blank] of the one party, and [blank] of the other party, of which they have desired my license, and have given bond, upon condition, that neither of them have any lawful let or impediment, pre-contract, affinity or consanguinity, to hinder their being joined in the holy bands of matrimony. These are therefore to authorize and impower you to join the said [blank] in the holy bands of matrimony, and them to pronounce man and wife. Given under my hand and the praerogative seal, at [blank] the [blank] day of [blank] in [blank] year of the reign of our sovereign lord George the Third, by the grace of God of Great-Britain, France and Ireland, King, defender of the faith, &c. Annoque Domini one thousand seven hundred and [blank] Entered in the registry of the Praerogative Office
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