Know all men by these presents, that we John Boyle and John Arnold, are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the just and full sum of fifty pounds, current money, to which payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally by these presents – sealed with our seals and dated this 2nd day of February 1836.
The conditions of the above obligation is such, that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be had and solemnized between the above bound John Boyle and Brunetta Arnold, of Garrard County. Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the same, then the above obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue.
John Boyle, John Arnold
Attest, A. M. McKee
To any person legally authorized to celebrate the rites of Matrimony:
These are to License and permit you to join together in the Holy State of Matrimony, Mr. John Boyle and Miss Brunetta Arnold of the county aforesaid, the said John Boyle having entered into bond conditioned as the Law directs.
Given under my hand as Clerk of the Court for the county aforesaid, this 2nd day of February 1836.
James H. Letcher, Clerk