This is a very beautifully written marriage bond! John Reed, the County Clerk of Washington County, is top notch at the scrolling handwriting of the period. Tried to find more information on the couple, but had no luck.
Know all men by these presents, that we, Thomas Thompson and Henry Boone, 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 12th day of May 1804.
The Condition of this obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Thomas Thompson and Eleanor Green, 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 and virtue.
Thomas Thompson, Henry Boone
Witness, John Reed
Thomas Green, Henry Hadin
Test. Henry Boone
Categories: Marriage Records