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Bond from Christopher Dawson for performance as temporary administrator for the estates of Thomas and Mary Fisher
Dawson, Christopher; Clitherall, John
April 26, 1756
Volume 05, Page 579

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

Know all Men by these presents That we Christopher Dawson and John Clitherall (both of Craven County) are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency Arthur Dobbs Esquire Governor of the Province of North Carolina in One thousand pounds procl Money to be paid to the sd Arthur Dobbs his Successors or Assigns To which Payment well and truely to be made We bind our selves our heirs Exors and Admors firmly by these Presents Sealed and dated the twenty sixth Day of April in the 29th year of King George the Second And in the year of our Lord 1756

Whereas the above bounded Christopher Dawson hath obtained from his Excellency Arthur Dobbs afsd Letters and power to collect and gather together the personal Estates and Effects of Thomas Fisher late of Craven County decd and also of Mary Fisher of the sd County decd, Now the Condition of this obligation is that if the above bounden Christopher Dawson do and shall keep and secure from Waste all such Effects of the said Thomas Fisher and Mary Fisher as he shall receive into his hands by Virtue of the said Letters and do and shall truely and faithfully deliver the same to such person or persons as shall be appointed Administrator or Administrators thereof without fraud or Delay then the above Obligation to be void or else to remain in full force and Virtue.

Sealed and Delivered in the Presence of (the words both of Craven County being first interlined)
Wm Powell