The Founders on the Most Important Principle of Marriage

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"The most important consequence of marriage is, that the husband and the wife become in law only one person...  Upon this principle of union, almost all the other legal consequences of marriage depend.  This principle, sublime and refined, deserves to be viewed and examined on every side."

-- James Wilson (Of the Natural Rights of Individuals, 1792)

Reference: The Works of James Wilson, Andrews, ed., vol. 1 (324)