Know all men by these presents, that we, Benjamin Mattingly and Henry Miles, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, the Governor of Kentucky, in the penal 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 3rd day of September 1799.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Benjamin Mattingly and Amelia Miles, 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.
Benjamin Mattingly, Henry Miles
Witness, John Reed, Washington County Clerk
John Reed, Esq., Clerk of Washington
Henry Miles, James Mattingly