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The reason given by the affirmants is that the Innocentian marital intent is not so much the intention to contract a valid marriage, as to externally contract and consummate, an intention that is always presumed to be present in such cases.
And it shall be the duty of every officer administrating such oath to certify under his hand and seal to the next county court which may be held in the county where the jurors or affirmants reside, the names of all persons, who have taken the oath before him, which certificate shall be recorded by the clerk of the county court in a book to be kept for that purpose.
In answer to their opponents, the affirmants say that the marriage mentioned (Cap. iv,