Know all men by these presents that we, John Cook and John Wallen(Waller), are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency Patrick Henry, Esq., Governor of the Commonwealth 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 and each of our Heir, Executors and Administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 18th day of December 1786.
The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas I, John Edwards, Clerk of the County Court of Bourbon, have this day issued a license for the marriage of the above bound John Cook and Winifred Routt. Now if there is no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage and no damages accrue by means of said license being issued, then the above obligation to be void or else to remain n full force, power and virtue.
John Cook, John Wallen(Waller)
Bourbon County, Kentucky