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Payne – Ray 1799 Marriage Bond and Consent – Washington County

Know all men by these presents that we, Jonathan Payne and David Hughes, are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency, the Governor of Kentucky, in the sum of fifty pounds current money to the payment whereof well and truly 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 16th day of December 1799.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Jonathan Payne and Elizabeth Ray, for which a license has issued.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then this obligation to be void, else to remain in full force.

Jonathan Payne, David Hughes

Witness, Peggy Reed

Sir, grant to Jonathan Payne license to marry Elizabeth Ray and this shall be your justification, as witness my hand this 16th day of December 1799.

Nicholas Ray

Test.  John Beck, Francis Ray

To Mr. John Reed, Clerk of Washington County

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