Know all Men by these Presents, that we Josiah Nicholson, Saml Jarves, Hillary Simmons and Edward Taylor, all of the County of Currituck in the Province afsd, Gentlemen are Held & firmly bound unto His Excellency Josiah Martin Esqre Governor & Commander in Chief in and over the said Province & to His Successors in the full and Just sum of one thousand Pounds lawfull Money of Great Britain, to be Paid unto the said Governor or His Successors. To which Payment well & Truly to be made we bind ourselves & Each of us our and Each of our Heirs, Executors & Administrators Jointly & Severally firmly by these Presents. Sealed with our Seals and dated this the Eighth day of September in the 14th Year of our Reign and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy Four.
The Condition of the above Obligation is such that whereas the above said bounden Josiah Nicholson is now constituted & appointed Sheriff of the County of Currituck aforesaid, During Pleasure by a Commission from His said Excellency the Governor under the Seal of this Province dated the Twenty Sixth Day of March last Past. Therefore the said Josiah Nicholson shall well and Truly Collect & receive all such Publick Taxes and duties as are, or which shall be appointed by Act of Assembly to be Paid by the Taxable Persons within His Bailwick during His Continuing Sheriff thereof and duly account for and Pay the same to such Person or Persons and at such time as by the law are or shall be Limited, & Directed, then the above Obligation to be Void and of no Effect. Otherwise to be and Remain in full force and virtue.