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Person Performing Ceremony of Marriage Between; How Punished (1924)

In this excerpt from The Code of Virginia, published in 1924, the punishment for performing an illegal marriage ceremony in Virginia is established.

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§ 4547. Person performing ceremony of marriage between; how punished.—If any person perform the ceremony of marriage between a white person and a colored person, he shall forfeit two hundred dollars, of which the informer shall half one-half. (Code 1887, § 3789.)

See §§ 4540, 4542; and notes.

See generally, Informers, 3 Cum. Dig. 637; 7 Enc. Dig. 511.