oooooh, I had this very question posed to me at the library where I work recently. I'll be interested to hear the responses. <div><br></div><div>Patti<br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Sun, Oct 3, 2010 at 11:34 AM, MFP <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>></span> wrote:<br>
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<div class="gmail_quote">A friend has a question about a marriage bond (posted below).
I know nothing about marriage bonds and am turning to this list for help. I will
send .pdf copy of the bond if needed.<div bgcolor="white" link="#1F86FF" vlink="#005DC9" lang="EN-US"><div>
<p> Is there any significance to the amount on this marriage
bond??? It seems very unusual. Samuel and Joseph were brothers. Why do they
have to pay the state $1000 for a marriage bond? Other marriage bonds that I
copied did not have this extra information attached.</p>
<p> "Samuel Taylor enters into bond with Joseph S.
Taylor to the state of NC for the sum of $1000. Joseph S. Taylor made an
application for marriage to Jemima Walters. The marriage was performed on 30
July, 1856 by Noah Mercer, J.P."</p>
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