Know all men by these presents that we, John Berry and Nimrod Duncan, are held and firmly bound unto James Garrard, Esq., Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in the just and full sum of fifty pounds, to which payment well and truly to be made to the said governor or his successors, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 12th day of April 1797.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be had solemnized between the above bound John Berry and Elizabeth Harris, both of Madison County, if there are no lawful claims to obstruct the same then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force, power and virtue.
John Berry, Nimrod Duncan
Test. James Berry, Nimrod Duncan
To the Clerk of Madison Court