Ordinance. Forbidding magistrates to publish bans of matrimony of persons residing out of their districts, and ordering them to cancel those already published, and not to solemnize any such marriages, either in public or private, until the parties prove that their bans have been published where they live and have resided for one year last past.
January 19 1654
New York State Archives. New Netherland. Council. Dutch colonial council minutes, 1638-1665. Series A1809. Volume 5.
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