1786 Waller-Routt Bourbon County Marriage Bond

Another marriage in Kentucky while we were still part of the commonwealth of Virginia.  Patrick Henry was governor.

Know all men by these presents that we, John Waller and William Routt, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, Patrick Henry, Esq., Governor of the state of Virginia, and his successors in the penal sum of fifty pounds current money, to the which payment well and truly to be made to the said Patrick Henry, Esq., or his successors.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 16th day of August 1786.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas I, John Edwards, Clerk of the County of Bourbon, have this day issued a license for the marriage of John Waller and Garner Routt.  If therefore there is no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage and that no damage accrues by means of the said license being issued, then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

John Waller, William Routt

 

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