Know all men by these presents that we, John Dickerson and James Dudgeon, are held and firmly bound unto James Garrard, Esquire, Governor of Kentucky, and his successors in the just and full sum of fifty pounds good and lawful money of Kentucky, to which payment well and truly to be made to the said Governor and his successors, we bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 22nd day of July 1799.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas a marriage is shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound John Dickerson and Polly Covington. Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force.
John Dickerson and James Dudgeon
Teste. Sam. H. Woodson