--The Virginia laws never have thrown any very great drawbacks in the way of persons desiring to enter the holy estate of matrimony, and even such as were put in the way of aspirants have been nullified by a trip to North Carolina
or Washington, D. C.
, when found difficult to overcome.
The following is copied from a bill lately introduced in the Senate on the subject of marriage licenses:
"It shall be the duty of every Clerk issuing a marriage license, to ascertain from the party obtaining the same, and to make a record thereof before delivering the said license, as near as may be, of the time and place of the proposed marriage, the full names of both parties, their respective ages before marriage, whether they are single or widowed, the places of their birth and residence, occupation of the husband, and of the names of their parents, unless for good cause the Clerk
deem it expedient to omit the names of their parents."