Application to marry.

by Lisa Y. Henderson

Ing’s Mills Dec’r 13th 1844

F.M. Taylor Clerk &c Sir

James Jones a free man of colour will apply to you for licence to Marry Jesse Boon and Elizabeth Jones, both free persons of colour, __ should you have any scruples in regard to granting them ,__ I can inform you that I am acquainted with the parties and wou’d not suppose them any liability on your part as they are of contracting ages &c &c           Yrs sincerely

Jacob Ing

Records of Slaves and Free People of Color, Nash County Records, NC State Archives