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  • n  a public announcement of a proposed marriage

  • The banns have been published of John Daniel II and Jenny Lind, spinster.
  • Before the ban gives way to the banns, there is a lot of Hawaiian -or Hawaiian-type -music and dancing, and sighing and song, and love by a stream, and rollicking in a valley and .
  • The new marriage decree also abolishes the posting of marriage banns.

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