A.B., of ______ , son/daughter of C.B. and of E.F., and
D.D., of ______ , daughter/son of H.I. and J.K., having declared
their intentions of marriage with each other to ______ Monthly
Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends,held at ______ according
to the good order used among them, and [having the consent of parents
(or guardians),] their proposed marriage was allowed by that Meeting.
these are to certify to whom it may concern, that for the accomplishment
of their intentions, this ______ day of the
______ month, in the year of our Lord ______ , they, A.B. and
D.D., appeared in a Meeting for Worship of the Religious Society of
Friends held at ______, and A.B. taking D.D. by the hand, did, on
this solemn occasion, declare that he/she took him/her, D.D. to be
his/her wife/husband/partner, promising,with Divine assistance, to
unto him/her a loving and faithful wife/husband/partner so long as
they both shall live (or words to that effect); and then, in the same
assembly, D.D did in like manner declare that he/she took him/her,
A.B., to be his/her wife/husband/partner promising, with Divine
assistance, to be unto him/her a loving and faithful wife/husband/
partner so long as they both shall live (or words to that effect).
moreover they, A.B. and D.D., according to the custom of marriage,
as a further confirmation thereof, then and there to these
presents set their hands.
we, having been present at the marriage, have as witnesses set our
hands the day and year above written.
in this form may be hand printed on parchment or good paper.
on the traditional certificate may be prepared by the couple in consultation
with the Marriage Committee,
or preprinted traditional forms may be ordered from
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Office, 1515 Cherry Street,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102.