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Bond from John Rutherford for performance as commissioner to sign and stamp debenture bills
Rutherford, John, 1724-1782; Ashe, John, 1725-1781; Schaw, Robert
December 23, 1771
Volume 09, Pages 72-73

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

North Carolina—

Know all Men by these Presents that We John Rutherford John Ashe and Robert Schaw Esqrs are held and firmly bound to His Excellency Josiah Martin Esqr Governor of the said Province in Ten thousand pounds proclamation Money to be paid to His Excellency the Governor or to His Successor in office His or their assigns

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for which payment well and truly to be made We bind ourselves our heirs Executors and Administrators firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this twenty third day of December Anno Domini one thousand Seven hundred and Seventy one.

Whereas by an act of Assembly passed this day the above bounden John Rutherford is appointed a Commissioner to Sign and Stamp Debentures chargeable on the public treasury of this province to the Amount of Sixty thousand pounds proclamation money Now the Condition of the above Obligation is such that if the above bounden John Rutherford do duly and faithfully execute the trust reposed in him agreeable to the intent and meaning of the said act of Assembly then the above Obligation to be void and of none effect, otherwise to be and remain in full force and virtue

ROBt SCHAW [Seal.]
Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
Marmaduke Jones
Tho Burgwin

No Carolina—

John Rutherford Esqr one of the Commissioners Appointed by act of Assembly this day passed for Stamping and emitting of Sixty thousand pounds proclamation Debenture bills chargeable on the public treasury of this Province Maketh Oath that He will faithfully and duly execute and discharge the trust reposed in him according to the true intent & Meaning of the Said Act


Sworn before me this 23d day of Decr 1771
Marmaduke Jones