Know all men by these presents that we Nicholas Ray and Samuel Ray are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, James Garrard Esquire, 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, jointly, severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 18th day of November 1802. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Nicholas Ray and Prudence Taylor, both above 21, for which a license has issued. Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage then the above obligation to be void, or else to remain in full force.
Witness – John Reed