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LICENCE TO DONALD A. SMITH J.P., FOR COAST OF LABRADOR, WITHIN GOVERNMENT OF NEWFOUNDLAND, TO CELEBRATE MARRIAGES.
RECORD BOOK, ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND. Volume 52, page 28.
By His Excellency Sir Alexandander Bannerman, Knight, &c. &c.
Whereas by a certain Act of the General Assembly of the Island of Newfoundland made and passed in the third year of His late Majesty King William the Fourth entituled “An Act to repeal the laws now in force concerning the celebration of Marriages and to regulate the future celebration of Marriages in this Island it is (inter alia) enacted and provided that when the residence of any woman about to be married shall be distant ten miles from the residence of the nearest Clergyman or Teacher or Preacher of Religion licensed in the manner as in the said Act is provided and prescribed it shall and may be lawful for any Magistrate or Conservator of the Peace being first duly licensed for such purpose by the Governor or Commander in Chief for the time being to celebrate such Marriage or Marriages I the Governor do therefore by these presents license authorize and appoint you Donald A. Smith, Esqr one of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the Coast of Labrador within the Government of Newfoundland to celebrate all such marriages as according to and under and by the provisions of the said Act such duly licensed Magistrate or Conservator of the Peace as aforesaid is authorized and empowered to celebrate.
And in the execution of your Office and authority herein you are hereby especially enjoined and required strictly to observe and fulfil all and singular the conditions, restrictions requisitions and forms prescribed by the said Act to be observed and performed by such Justice of the Peace in the exercise of the trust and authority hereby unto you delegated and confided.
Given &c. the eleventh day of August A.D. 1860.
By His Excellency's Command,
(Signed) J. KENT
To Donald A. Smith, Esqr.,
&c. &c. &c.