, Bond, , Lake Co., OH, to Michael Rank, West Milton, Miami Co., OH, 21 May 1841; handwriting of ; signature of ; witnessed by and H. Faulk; docket in handwriting of ; one page; JS Office Papers, CHL.
Know all men by these presents that I, of Lake County, Ohio, am held and firmly bound unto Michael Rank of West Milton Miami County, Ohio, in the Sum of five hundred and forty dollars lawful money of the , For the payment of the which sum well and truly to be made I bind myself my heirs and assigns firmly buy these presents. Dated May 21 1841.
This The condition of the above obligation is such that if the above bounden shall make to order unto Michael Rank or his heirs, assigns, on or before the first of December next, a good and sufficient deed of such lands or lots as the said Michael Rank may select sufficient to satisfy the said Sum of five hundred and forty dollars either in the City of or adjacent lands in the State of ; or in the city of , or lands in the Territory <of ;>; or shall cause any other person to make a good and sufficent deed ordee to lands in any of the aforementtioned places to cover the aforesaid amount by the time specified. then this obligation to be null and void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
The said Rank is to select said <land> and give notice in time to make and forward said deed