Know all men by these presents that we, Joseph Ray and Edmund Rutter, 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 Governor and his successors. We bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 12th day of December 1797.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Joseph Ray and Peggy Rutter 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.
Joseph Ray, Edmund Rutter
Witness, John Reed
Teste. Benjamin Philips, Edmund Rutter
Washington County, Kentucky
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