Know all men by these presents that we, John Thomas and Bennett Thomas, 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 24th day of February 1797.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound John Thomas and Susannah Hilton, 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 Thomas, Bennett Thomas
February 23, 1797
Sir, please to give license for my daughter Susannah Hilton and John Thomas and you will oblige yours.
Test. Bennett Thomas, James Hagan
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