Know all men by these presents, that we, John Bodine and Isaac Nandwender, 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 24th day of July, 1797.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound John Bodine and Caty Parker, for which a license has issued, now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage then this obligation to be void or else to remain in full force.
John Bodine, Isaac Nandwender
Witness, Moses Rice
This is to certify that I do not object to license being granted to John Bodine for the intended marriage of himself and my daughter Caty Parker. Given under my hand the date above mentioned.
Teste – Mary Parker, Isaac Nandwender
to Mr. John Read, C. C.
Washington County, Kentucky