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recognize the law of the two other states which might be invoked an absolute divorce might be granted in this state instead of a mensa et toro as referred to. But the whole question of divorce I do not think should enter into this matter shall for in order to grant a divorce there, should I apprehend have been a valid marriage and such in this case does not exist. There are weighty considerations which should cause the court to have no hesitancy in declaring this marriage or nullify, the first is because of the deep seated objection of all white citizens of this commonwealth to any such revolting intermingling of the two [roads?] to the deterioration of both which is shown not only by a perusal of our statute books but by the well known sentiment of our people. Another reason for declaring this a nullity would be to discourage any attempts of a similar character by others and also