George Helm and Frances Coppage 1783 Marriage Bond

marriage-helm-coppageKnow all men by these presents that we, George Helm and Samuel Givens, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, Benjamin Harrison, Esquire, Governor of Virginia, in the sum of fifty pounds current money to the payment whereof well and truly to be made to the said governor and his successors, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 15th day of December 1783.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound George Helm and Frances Coppage, for which a license has issued.  If therefore there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage than this obligation to be void or else to remain in full force.

George Helm, Samuel Givens

Sealed and Delivered in the presence of Willis Green

County Clerk, Lincoln County, Virginia (Kentucky)

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