Rice-Watkins 1798 Washington County Marriage

Scan176Know all men by these presents that we, Ezekiel Rice and Reizen Richards, 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, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 19th day of September 1798.  The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Ezekiel Rice and Nancy Watkins 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.

                                                 Ezekiel Rice, James Watkins, Reizen Richards

Witness, Moses Rice

Scan177This is to certify that I have no objections for the clerks granting a license for Ezekiel Rice to marry daughter Nancy Watkins, given under my hand and seal this 19th day of September, 1798.     

                                    James Watkins

Larkin Rice, Reizen Richards

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