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Bond from John Edwards for performance as Northampton County Clerk of the Pleas and Crown
Pace, William; Smith, Joseph; Edwards, John
May 04, 1763
Volume 06, Page 981

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

North Carolina—ss.

Know all men by these presents That We John Edwards, William Pace & Joseph Smith of Northampton County in the Province aforesaid, are held & firmly Bound unto James Washington Esqr and the rest of the Justices of the County Court of Northampton, in the sum of One Thousand Pounds proclamation money; to the which payment Well & truly to be made and done; We bind ourselves our heirs Executors & Administrators Joyntly and severally unto the said Justices and their successors for the time being firmly by these presents; Sealed with our Seals and Dated the fourth day of May in the Third year of His present Majesty's Reign Anno Domini 1763

The Condition of the above Obligation is such; That Whereas the above bound John Edwards in consequence of a Recommendation from the said Justices to Benjamin Heron Esqr Secretary and Clerk of the Pleas for ye Province of No Carolina, is Nominated and appointed Clerk of the Pleas and Crown for the County of Northampton by a Commission under the hand & Seal of the sd Benjamin Heron Esqr bearing date the ninth day of January 1763:

Now if the said John Edwards shall safely preserve and keep the Records of the said Court, and faithfully Discharge the Duty of his said Office according to the best of his skill and Judgment; That then sd Obligation to be void & of no Effect, otherwise to remain in full force and Virtue.

Wm PACE [Seal]
JOs SMITH [Seal]
Sealed and Delivered in presence of
Wm Ruffin
Thos Pace

Northampton County—ss
May Court 1763

The within written Bond was Acknowledged in open Court, in due form of Law; and was Ordered to be Registered.

Registered in Book C. Page. 62.
J EDWARDS Pub. Regr.