Know all men by these presents that we, Robert Allin and John Reed, 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 17th day of August 1797.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Robert Allin and Polly McElroy, for which a license has issued. Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage than this obligation to be void or else to remain in full force.
Robert Allin, John Reed
Witness, Henry Hardin
We hereby certify that is with our consent that a marriage license shall issue for Polly McElroy and Robert Allin. In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this 7th of August 1797.
James McElroy, Peggy McElroy
Teste. James Allin, Barbary Allin