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Bond from John London for performance as Clerk of the New Hanover County Court
London, John, 1747-1816; Burgwin, John, 1731-1803; Ancrum, John
April 08, 1774
Volume 09, Page 980

[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
Bond of Office of John London, Esq., Clerk of New Hanover.

Know all men by these presents that we John London, John Burgwin & John Ancrum, all of New Hanover County, in the province of North Carolina, are held and firmly bound unto Cornelius Harnett, John Lyon and Alexander Lillington, Esquires, Justices of the Inferior Court of pleas and quarter Sessions of the said county, and the rest of the Justices of the said county now sitting in court in the just sum of one thousand pounds money to be paid to the said Justices and their successors, for which payment well and truly to be made we hereby bind ourselves and each of us our and each of our heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally by these presents. Sealed with our seals and dated the eighth day of April, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-four and in the fourteenth year of his Majesty's reign.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound John London is appointed Clerk of the said Court. Now if the said John London shall well and safely keep the records of the said Court, and faithfully discharge the duty of his office as clerk thereof then this obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and effect.

JOHN LONDON [Seal].
JOHN BURGWIN [Seal].
JOHN ANCRUM [Seal].
Sealed and Delivered in the Presence of
J. Maclaine.