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Title: John Taylor's Bond as Steward, November 16, 1794 [1795]: Electronic Edition.
Author: Taylor, John
Author: Hunt, John
Author: Mebane, John
Author: Lytle, William
Funding from the University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill supported the electronic publication of this title.
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First Edition, 2005
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Publisher: The University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2005
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2005-11-28, Brian Dietz finished TEI/XML encoding.
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Title of collection: University of North Carolina Papers (#40005), University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: John Taylor's Bond as Steward, November 16, 1794 [1795]
Author: John Taylor
Author: J Hunt
Author: John Mebane
Author: Willm Lytle
Description: 4 pages, 4 page images
Note: Call number 40005 (University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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John Taylor's Bond as Steward, November 16, 1794 [1795]
Taylor, John
Hunt, John
Mebane, John
Lytle, William



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Know all men by these presents, that we John Taylor , at present of the city of Raleigh, John Hunt of the county of Franklin, John Mebane of the county of Chatham, William Lytle of the county of Orange, and James Patterson also of the county of Chatham, are held and firmly bound to the trustees of the university of North Carolina in the sum of two thousand pounds current money of the said state; to which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves, and each of us, our heirs, executors, & administrators, jointly & severally firmly by these presents, signed with our hands, sealed with our seals, and dated this sixteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety four [five].
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bounden John Taylor was by vote of the trustees of the university of North Carolina on the twelfth day of the present month appointed steward of the university for the term of five years commencing

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on the fifteenth day of January which shall happen in the year 1796, and as such did stipulate and agree and is bound to furnish each student and other person living at commons at the said university for breakfast on each and every day a sufficient quantity of good milk, or good coffee and tea or chocolate and tea, together with a warm roll or loaf of wheat or corn flour at the option of each student, and a sufficient quantity of butter; for dinner a dish or cover of bacon and greens, or beef and turnips, together with a sufficient quantity of fresh meats or fowls, or puddings and tarts with a sufficiency of wheat or corn bread. And for supper a sufficiency of coffee, tea or milk at his option, together with the necessary quantity of bread or biscuit, and to furnish also potatoes & all other kinds of vegetable food usually served up in Carolina in sufficient quantities, and to cause that the tables be covered every other day with clean cloths, to bring or cause to be brought from the spring such quantity of water as shall be necessary for the students

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in the opinion of the faculty and to place the same at or in the university as he may be directed, to cause that the rooms in the university be swept and the beds be made daily; and to cause also that the whole of the floors be washed clean at least once every fortnight together with the passages, staircases, steps &c. and particularly to cause that breakfast, dinner, and supper be regularly served up on each day and on such stated hours as have been heretofore pointed out to him and fixed on, that is to say breakfast shall be on the table at eight O'clock in the morning, dinner at one O'clock in the afternoon, and supper before or after candle light as the faculty shall direct; now if in all these matters and things the said John Taylor shall faithfully and truly acquit himself and in good faith execute and perform them agreeably to the nature and meaning of his contract and to the trust reposed in him then this obligation shall be void, otherwise it shall be in force.

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Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of

J. Craven

(Signed)

John Taylor (Seal)

J Hunt (Seal)

John Mebane (Seal)

WillmLytle (Seal)

The foregoing is a copy from a bond in the possession of the trustees of the university of North Carolina.

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It is to be remembered; that at those meals whether breakfast or supper, at which a sufficient quantity of milk shall be furnished, neither coffee, tea, nor chocolate shall be required, unless by boys who eat no milk, the trustees have agreed that milk may be dispensed with until the first day of May in the year 1796, and wheat bread and biscuit until the first day of August in the said year.

A copy Test.

H Potter Secy