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Bond from John Edwards for performance as clerk of the Northampton County Court
Edwards, John; Pope, John
October 27, 1756
Volume 05, Page 634

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

Know all men by these presents that we John Edwards of Northampton County & John Pope of Edgcomb County in the province of No Carolina are held & firmly bound unto Richard Spaight Esquire Secretary of the said Province in the full & Just sum of five hundred pounds proclamation money; to the which payment well & truly to be made and done we bind ourselves our heirs Executors & Administrators Joyntly & severally in the whole and for the whole firmly by these presents sealed with our Seals & dated ye 27th day of October Anno Domini 1756.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that Whereas ye above bound John Edwards is by virtue of a Commission under the hand & seal of the said Richard Spaight Nominated & appointed Clerk of the County Court of Northampton & Clerk of the Peace within the same; now if the said John Edwards shall faithfully and diligently according to the best of his skill & ability Execute the said office of Clerk of the Court & Clerk of the Peace within the said County; and shall truly and honestly account for all fees and perquisites arising in the sd office & becoming due to his Excellency ye Governour & Secretary agreeable to the Laws of this Province, that then this obligation to be void otherwise to be and remain in full force & virtue.

J. EDWARDS
JOHN POPE
Sealed & Delivered in presence of
Jos: Montford
Jno Campbell