An Illinois marriage Certipicate
--A correspondent of the New York Spirit of the Times, writing from Copperas Precinct, Illinois, gives the following as among the ‘"rich ones"’ which has researches among the legal records have brought to light.
We give his own language:
In examining a land title, the other day, which involved a question of legitimacy I stumbled upon the following marriage certificate which is decidedly too good to be lost, and is literally bana file
The marriage, of which this is the only legal evidence, took Place in Copperas Precinct, in this country, or rather in the primitive times, and the magistrate ought to be immortalized, whether he ever gets his commission or not. The certificate is in these words:"State of Illinois, Peoria County, :
‘"To all the world, greeting: Know ye that John Smith
and Peggy Myres
is hereby certified to go together and do as old fo s does, anywhere inside of Coppers Precinct, and when my commission comes I am to marry 'em good, and date 'em back to K Ver Acctde O. M. R., Justice Peace
I put the initials only of the magistrate, for the reason that this legal luminary is still living, and probably too modest to covet the fame to which he is justly entitled.
Don't he desrve a persion, and the unanimous thanks of those interested in the rapid peopling of the State
, as well as those who can't wait for commissions ?