Know all men by these presents that we, Valentine Holt and John Darnall, are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the penal sum of fifty pounds current money, to the payment of which well and truly to be made unto said state. We bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 2nd day of May 1829.
The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a license about to issue for a marriage intended to be solemnized between the above bound Valentine and Nancy Maddox. Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage then the above obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue.
Valentine Holt, John Darnall
Teste. Thomas Allin, D. C.
Witness, John Darnall, William Goodlett
This day John Darnall appeared before me, William Bohon, a Justice of the Peace for said County, and made oath that he had frequently heard from different persons that Nancy Maddox was twenty-one years of age and that he is personally acquainted with her and to the best of his belief said girl is of that age. Given under my hand this 2nd day of May 1829.
William Bohon, JP
Mercer County, Kentucky