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MARRIAGE LAW   15

Irregularities in the issuing of a license or certificate, where it has been obtained or acted on in good faith, do not invalidate a marriage.

The fee for a marriage license is five dollars, of which four dollars is to be handed over to the Provincial Treasurer and the sum of one dollar allowed to the issuer for his own use, unless the council has commuted the allowance for a fixed annual sum. In case of disagreement as to the amount of the commutation, the county judge fixes the amount.

By the same Act of 1921, issuers of marriage licenses were authorized to require the production of witnesses to identify the applicants for licenses, or either of them, and also to examine under oath or otherwise the applicants or their witnesses as to any material inquiry pertaining to the issue of the license.

Issuers of marriage licenses are required to keep a register or record of all licenses issued, which is to be open to public inspection.

A license may not be issued for marriage until certain material has been deposited with the issuer. Where either of the parties to an

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