The clerk writes the bondsman’s name as John Fleming, when it is signed by John Flannigan, as well as the note written by our dear friend Jesse Head where Mr. Flannigan assures him that Bertha Cambron is over 21 years of age and eligible to make her choice for marriage.
Know all men by these presents that we, Luke Mattingly and John Fleming, 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 7th day of August 1804.
The condition of this obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Luke Mattingly and Bertha Cambron 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 and virtue.
Luke Mattingly, John Flannigan
Witness, John H. Parrott
Personally came John Flannigan before me, a Justice of the Peace for said county, and made oath that Bertha Cambron, for whom license for marriage is now about to be obtained, is to his knowledge above the age of twenty-one years. Given under my hand this 7th August 1804. Jesse Head
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