Thomas Hill and Thomas Hamilton are the fathers of our bride and groom. Both came from Maryland in the latter part of the 18th century to settle in Washington County, Kentucky. Clement Hill and Polly Hamilton are said to have been the parents of seventeen children! Think of the number of their descendants now!
Know all men by these presents that we, Clement Hill and John B. Speaks, 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 and his successors. We bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 9th day of November 1798. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Clement Hill and Polly Hamilton, 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.
Clement Hill, John B. Speaks
Witness, Moses Rice
Teste. John Speaks, Jeremiah Harbert