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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Bond from John Starkey for performance as a Commissioner
Starkey, John, ca. 1697-1765
April 30, 1754
Volume 05, Pages 119-120

[From MSS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]

North Carolina

Know all men by these presents that I John Starkey of Onslow County in the province aforesaid am held & firmly bound unto the Honourable Matthew Rowan Esqr President and Commander in Chief of the province of North Carolina for the time being & his Successors in the sum of Five thousand pounds Proclamation money to be paid to the said President and Commander in Chief and his successors for the Use of the publick Unto which payment well and truly to be made and don I Bind myself my heirs Executors and Administrators firmly by these presents seal'd with my seal and dated this 30 day April 1754

The Condition of the above obligation is such that Whereas the above named John Starkey is by Act of Assembly passd at Wilmington the Ninth day of March in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred & fifty four Oppointed one of the Commissioners for Stamping & Emitting the Sum of Forty thousand pounds Publick bills of Credit Equal in Value to Proclamation money Now if the said John Starkey shall duely and faithfully Discharge the trust by the Publick Reposed in him According to Law as Commissioner aforesd then the above obligation to be void or Else to be & remain in full force Virtue and authority in the Law

Sealed & Delivered in presence of us
Henry Hyrne
James Poitevinte

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New Hanover County

This may Certifie that the within named John Starkey one of the Commissioners appointed by act of assembly for stamping and Emitting the sum of forty thousand pounds publick bills of Credit personally appeared before me John Ash one of his majestys Justices assigned for to Keep the pease for the said County and made oath in due form of Law that he wood Duely & faithfully Discharge the trust by Law reposed in him to the best of his Knowledge and Capacity Sworn to this 30 day of April 1754 before me