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Bond from Ambrose Cox Bayley for performance as Clerk of the New Bern District Superior Court
Bayley, Ambrose Cox; Herritage, William, ca. 1707-1769; Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789
February 01, 1768
Volume 07, Pages 677-678

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

Know all Men by these Presents That we Ambrose Cox Bayley of Craven County in the Province of North Carolina Gentleman, William Herritage and Richard Caswell both of Dobbs County in the Province aforesaid Gentlemen are held and firmly Bound unto our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and so forth in the Sum of Two Thousand Pounds Sterling to be paid to the said Lord the King his Heirs or Successors to which Payment well and truly to be paid We bind ourselves and every of us by himself for the whole our and every of our Heirs Executors and Administrators firmly by these Presents Sealed with our Seals Dated the first Day

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of February in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Eight.

Whereas the above bound Ambrose Cox Bayley by Commission under the Hand and Seal of Martin Howard Esqr Chief Justice of the Province aforesaid bearing even Date with these Presents hath been appointed Clerk of the Superior Court of Justice of and for the District of Newbern If Therefore the said Ambrose Cox Bayley shall and do during his continuance in the said office well and truly keep all the records Papers and Writings committed to his care and charge as Clerk of the said Court and shall in all things relating to the Duty of Clerk of the said Court well, truly Honestly and faithfully demean himself then the above written obligation to be void and of no effect otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

Rd. CASWELL [Seal]

Sealed and delivered in the Province of North Carolina in the presence of us.