Know all men by these presents that we, John Wheatley and Adam Row, 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 out seals and dated this 17th day of December 1798.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound John Wheatley and Jane Reed, 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.
John Wheatley, Adam Row
Witness, Moses Rice
I am agreed to the marriage that is agreed on between John Wheatley and Jane Reed.
December the 15th 1798
Teste. John Hurst, Adam Row
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