West-Burdyne 1799 Washington County Marriage Bond and Consent

Know all men by these presents that we, Lewis West and George Edelen, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, the Governor of Kentucky, in the sum of fifty pounds current money, the payment of which well and truly to be made, to the said Governor or his successors.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 16th day of November 1799.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Lewis West and Elizabeth Burdyne, for which a license has issued.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then this obligation to be void, else to remain in full force.

Lewis West, George Edelen

Witness, Moses Rice

Mr. Reed, will please issue marriage license for Lewis West to marry Elizabeth Burdyne, my ward.  Given under my hand and seal this 16th day of November 1799.

Elizabeth Burdyne, guardian

Teste.  David Hughes, George Edelen

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