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Handbook, 1909
			


                       A. M. E. Church.                          179

 March 3, Chopin, the musician.
 August 6, Alfred Tennyson.
 August 29, Oliver Wendell Holmes.
 December 29, William E. Gladstone.


                       CATHOLIC BIBLE.
 The Douay version of the Bible is used in the Roman Catholic
church. This translation was authorized by the pope. The Old Testa-
ment was published by the English college at Douay in France in 1609,
and the New Testament at Rheims in 1582. The text of the Douay
Bible is copiously explained by notes of Roman Catholic divines, and
is a translation of the Latin Vulgate.


                  MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE.
                             Licenses.
  Marriage licenses are required in all the states and territories ex-
cept Alaska, New Jersey (required for non-residents), New Mexico
and South Carolina. California and New York require prospective
bride and groom to appear and be examined under oath. The legal
age at which marriage may be contracted without consent of parents
in most of the states having laws on the subject is 21 years for men;
in California, Delaware, Idaho and North Dakota, 18 years; in Tennes-
see, 16 years. For women the legal age is 21 years in Florida, Iowa,
Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina,
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Kansas, South Dakota,
Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming; 18 years in
all other states having laws on the subject, except Delaware, District
of Columbia, Idaho, Maryland, New York and Tennessee, where it is
16 years, and California and North Dakota, 15 years.
                       Prohibited Marriages.
  Marriage is prohibited and punishable between whites and persons
of Negro descent in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado,
Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mary-
land, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Ore-
gon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and West Vir-
ginia. Marriages between whites and Indians are void in Arizona,
North Carolina, Oregon and South Carolina and between whites and
Chinese in Arizona, California, Mississippi, Oregon and Utah. Mar-
riage between first cousins is forbidden in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas,
Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Da.




			
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Handbook, 1909


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