Know all men by these presents that we, Barnett Seal and Charles Vessels, 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 15th day of August 1799.
The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Barnett Seal and Elizabeth Craven, 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.
Barnett Seal, Charles Vessels
August the 15th 1799
Teste. George Graves, John Gibson
John Reed, Clerk of Washington Court
Washington County, Kentucky