Bond, 4 June 1841 [JS Guardian of Maria Lawrence et al.]
JS, , and , Bond, , Adams Co., IL, to “the People of the State of ” for the use of , , James Lawrence, Nelson Lawrence, Henry Lawrence, Julia Lawrence, and Margaret Lawrence, 4 June 1841, JS Guardian of Maria Lawrence et al. (Adams Co., IL, Probate Court 1841); printed form with manuscript additions in handwriting of Andrew Miller; signatures of JS, , and ; docket and notation printed with manuscript additions by Andrew Miller, , Adams Co., IL, 4 June 1841; two pages; Adams County Courthouse, Quincy, IL; microfilm 1,839,547 at FHL. Includes seals.
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, THAT WE, Joseph Smith & — are held, and firmly bound unto the People of the State of , for the use of James Lawrence Nelson Lawrence Henry Lawrence Julia Lawrence and Margret Lawrence— a minors in the penal sum of seven thousand seven hundred and fifty nine 06/100 dollars, for payment of which well and truly to be made we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, or administrators, jointly, severally, and firmly, by these presents. Witness our hands and seals, at , this 4— day of June— A. D. 18341
The Condition of the above obligation is such, That if the above bound Joseph Smith—— who has been appointed Guardian for James Lawrence Nelson Lawrence Henry Lawrence Julia Lawrence and Margret Lawrence—— shall faithfully discharge the office and trust of such guardian, according to law; and shall render a fair and just account of his said guardianship, to the court of Probate for the county of , from time to time, as he shall be thereto required by said court and comply with all the orders of said court lawfully made, relative to the goods, chattels, and moneys of the said minors, and render and pay to such minors, all moneys, goods, and chattels, title papers and effects, which may come to the hands or possession of such guardian belonging to such minors, when such minors shall be thereto entitled, or to any subsequent guardian, should the court so direct; then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
Joseph Smith Seal
A[ndrew]Miller P. J. P. [probate justice of the peace] [p. ]