My (very...) great grand-father Silas Carpenter married a woman by the name of Phebe Penn(e)y on 27 Mar 1804, likely in Pittstown, New York.
There's a family legend that states that Silas used to say something to the effect of:
I traded a dollar for a Penny and it was the best trade of my life
owing to the fact that a marriage license cost a dollar.
I'm trying to figure out if this family legend could in fact be true, but I'm not finding a great source to find the cost of a marriage license in those days.
Is this true, and if not, is there another possible source (Pastor cost for performing ceremony, etc) that could result in this legend?