Absolom Davis and Nancy Raney
22 February 1797
NC State Archives
State of N Carolina
Know all men by these presents that We Absalom Davis & Thomas H. Phillips are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency Saml Ashe Esquire in the just and full sum of five hundred pounds currency to which payment will and truly to be made, we and our heirs, Executors and Administrators firmly by these presents sealed and dated this day of February 1797.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bounden Absolom Davis hath made application and license for marriage to be celebrated between him and Nancy Raney.
Now in case there shall not appear hereafter that there is any lawful cause by which said marriage may not be celebrated as intended to be had and solemnize, then the above to be void.
Absolom Davis, Seal
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