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trict to be kept with the records of his office, and shall also forthwith copy all such notices fairly into a book, to be for that purpose furnished to him by the Registrar General, to be called "The Marriage Notice Book," the cost of providing which shall be defrayed as is the cost of providing Register Books of Births, Deaths and Marriages; and the Marriage Notice Book shall be open at all reasonable times without fee to all persons desirous of inspecting the same; and the Registrar shall give under his hand to the party requiring the same, a Certificate of notice, and of the entry of such notice, in the form of Schedule (B.) to this Act annexed, and for every such entry and certificate the Registrar shall be entitled to have a fee of One Shilling: Provided always, That no such notice shall be received, or Certificate given, by any Registrar, unless some person, known by the Registrar, and by whom the Parties intending Marriage are known, shall personally appear before the Registrar at the time of the delivery of the notice, and certify thereon, under his hand, that to the best of his or her knowledge and belief, the Parties intending Marriage are therein truly described.

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Marriages not to be solemnized within Twenty-one Days of Registrar's Certificate, unless by License within Seven Days.
And be it Enacted, That after the said First day of January, no Marriage unless by License, shall be solemnized or registered in England until after the expiration of Twenty-one Days after the day of the delivery of such certificate of notice; and no Marriage shall be solemnized by License or registered until after the expiration of Seven Days after the day of the delivery of such certificate of notice; and every such certificate shall be delivered to the officiating Minister, if the Marriage shall be solemnized according to the rites of the Church of England, and otherwise shall be re-delivered to the Registrar present at the celebration of such Marriage as hereinafter enacted: Provided always, That nothing herein contained shall affect the right of the Archbishop of Canterbury and his successors, and his and their proper officers to grant Special Licenses to marry at any convenient time and place.

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Superintendent Registrar may grant Licenses of Marriage on payment of Three Pounds.
And be it Enacted, That after the said First day of January every Superintendent Registrar shall have authority to grant Licenses for the speedy celebration of Marriage within his district, under the provisions of this Act, in the form of Schedule (C.) to this Act annexed, and for every such License shall he entitled to have of the party requiring the same, the sum of Three Pounds above the value of the Stamps necessary on granting such License, which shall be accounted for by him to the Registrar General: Provided always, That no Superintendent Registrar shall grant any such License until he shall have given security by his bond, in the sum of One hundred Pounds, to the Registrar General for the due and faithful execution of his office: Provided also, That nothing herein contained shall authorize any Superintendent Registrar to grant any License for

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