Know all men by these presents that we, Adam Pearce and Isaac Pearce, 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 6th day of December 1798. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended between the above bound Adam Pearce and Amy Graves, for which a license is issued. Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage then he obligation to be void or else to remain in full force.
Adam Pearce, Isaac Pearce
Witness, Moses Rice
This is to certify that I have given leave unto Adam Pearce to take out license for marriage between him and my daughter, Amy Graves, and him given under my hand this 1st day of December 1798.
William Graves and Nancy Graves
John Pearce, Jacob Pearce