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Original Marriage Bond – Yates & Cambron

Scan_Pic1308John Yates and Henrietta Cambron Marriage Bond

Washington County, Kentucky

Know all men by these presents that we, John Yates and Henry Cambron, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, the Governor of Kentucky, in the sum of fifty pounds current money, to the payment of which well and truly to be made to the said Governor and his successors.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, and jointly and severally, firmly, by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 6th day of November 1798.  The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound John Yates and Henrietta Cambron, for which a license has issued.  Now, if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then this obligation to be void, else to remain in full force.

John Yates

Henry Cambron

Witness Moses Price

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