Marriage Records

1797 Vessels-Forrest Marriage Bond & Consent – Washington County

Know all men by these presents that we, Deliques Vessels and Basil Mattingly, 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 12th day of May 1797.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Deliques Vessels and Cattern Forest 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.

Deliques Vessels, Basil Mattingly

Witness – Moses Rice

May 12, 1797

This is to satisfy that I am willing that Deliques Vessels may have my daughter Cattern Forrest.

Thomas Forrest

? Mattingly, Charles Vessels

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