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MARRIAGE LAW   19

personal knowledge that the facts are not as stated; and if he has reason to believe or suspect that statements made to him are untrue, he must require further evidence to his satisfaction in addition to the affidavit.

On the back of the marriage license will be found the degrees of affinity and consanguinity, which bar or hinder the solemnization of marriage. These are the same as those set out in the prayer book of the Church of England, except as modified by the statute of the Dominion of Canada which permits certain marriages, such as marriage to a deceased wife's sister, which marriages were not formerly recognized as lawful by the ecclesiastical law of England.

It is not a valid objection to the legality of a marriage that it was not solemnized in a consecrated church or chapel, or within any particular hours, but a clergyman, minister or other person is prohibited from solemnizing a marriage between the hours of ten o'clock after noon and six o'clock before noon, unless he is satisfied from evidence adduced to him that the proposed marriage is legal and that exceptional circumstances exist which render


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