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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Bond from Benjamin Lowry concerning the loan of a public document
Lowry, Benjamin; Lowry, John
April 16, 1772
Volume 09, Pages 283-284

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

North Carolina—Ss.

Know all men by these Presents that We Benjamin Lowry of Pasquotank County Farmer and John Lowry of the same County Esquire are held and firmly bound unto the honourable Samuel Strudwick Esquire Secretary of the Province aforesaid, his Heirs, Executors Administrators and Assigns in the full and just sum of one thousand pounds lawful money of Great Britain, to the which payment well and truly to be made and done We bind ourselves and each of us, Our heirs, Exors, Admrs and each of them jointly and severally firmly by these Presents; Sealed with our Seals and dated this Sixteenth day of April in the Year of Our Lord 1772.

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that if the above Bounden Benjamin Lowry his Heirs Exors or Admrs or any of them do and shall justly Return to the Secretary's Office at Newbern The last Will and Testament of one Robert Lowry Senior bearing Date the twenty fourth day of January in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty two, and now entrusted with the said Benjamin to be read in Evidence in a certain matter of controversy wherein John Den on the Demise of Benjamin Lowry is plaintiff and Mary Morris is Deft at a Superior Court of Justice to be held at Edenton for the District of Edenton on the twenty fifth day of April next before his Majesty's Justices of the said Court within thirty days of the prorogation or adjournment of

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the said Court, without Rasure, Interpolation, Blotting, Fraud or Covin then the Above Obligation to be Void otherwise to remain in full Force and Virtue in Law.

Sealed and delivered in the presence of
Will Cumming
John Blackstock