Know all men by these presents that we, John Steel and Page Portwood, are held and firmly bound unto Edmond Randolph, Esq., Governor of this Commonwealth [Virginia] in the just and full sum of fifty pounds to which payment will and truly to be made to the said Governor or his successor, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, firmly by these presents, sealed and dated this 1st of October 1788.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be had and solemnized between the above bound John Steel and Ann Portwood, both of Madison County. If, therefore, there be no lawful cause to obstruct the same then this obligation is to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
John Steel, Page Portwood
Sealed and Delivered in the presence of Will Devine
Madison County, Kentucky [Virginia]