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In Norfolk : January 25th, 1787

Rode to Ringland this Morning and married
 one Robert Astick and Elizabeth Howlett by
 Licence, Mr. Carter being from home, and the
 Man being in Custody, the Woman being with
 Child by him - The Man was a long time before
 he could be prevailed on to marry her when
 in the Church Yard; and at the Altar behaved
 very unbecoming -  It is a cruel thing that any
 Person should be compelled by Law to marry -
 I recd. of the Officers for marrying them - 0:  10:  6.
 It is very disagreeable to me to marry such Persons.

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