Wood-Patterson 1795 Marriage Bond

Know all men by these presents that we, Avery Wood and James Patterson, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, the governor of Kentucky, in the sum of fifty pounds current money, to the payment of which well and truly to be made to the said governor, or successors.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 7th day of November 1795.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas a marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound Avery Wood and Sarah Patterson, 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 and virtue.

Avery Wood, James Patterson

Witness, Peggy Reed

Washington County, Kentucky

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