So very many answers to my question, and from each I have learned something more. <br><br>My sincere appreciation for the time and help of all who replied.<br><br>Many thanks.<br><br>Mag Parker<br><br><div class="gmail_quote">
On Sun, Oct 3, 2010 at 12:34 PM, MFP <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>></span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); padding-left: 1ex;">
<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" background="http://?ui=2&ik=c9c55afe08&view=att&th=12b72cff33693ebb&attid=0.1&disp=emb&zw" 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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