Recognizance, 1 July 1843–A [JS v. Reynolds and Wilson–A]

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Know all men by these presents that we as principal and Baldwin L. Samuel, John Wilson <​Jr & Ambrose Bryant, & Isaac D McComsey​> as security, are held and firmly bound unto James Campbell, Sheriff of in the State of Illinois in the sum of Four hundred dollars lawful money of the , for the payment of which well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs & assigns firmly by these presents Signed, Sealed, & dated this first day of July A. D. 1843.
The condition of this obligation is such, that whereas Joseph Smith has lately sued out of the Circuit Court of the County of , a certain writ of in a certain of against and , returnable to the next term.— of the said court to be holden at on the second Monday of September next. Now if the said shall be and appear— at said Court to be holden at on <​the​> second Monday of September next, and in Case the said B. L. Samuel, J. Wilson jr. and Ambrose Bryant <​ & I. D. McComsey​> shall not be received as bail in the said action, shall put in good and sufficient bail, which shall be received by the plaintiff or shall be adjudged sufficient by the court, or the said B. L. Samuel J. Wilson jr. and Ambrose Bryant <​& I. D. McComsey​> being accepted as bail, shall pay and satisfy the costs and condemnation money which may be rendered against the said in the plea aforesaid or surrender the body of the said in in case the [p. [1]] said shall not pay and satisfy the said costs & condemnation money, or surrender himself in , when by law such surrender is required then this obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force and effect
B L Samuel Seal
J Wilson jr Seal
Ambrose Bryant Seal
I D. MComsey Seal
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Jos. Smith)
vs) Bail Bond
and )
Filed July 7— 1843
C[harles] T. Chase Clerk
M. Fellows depy [p. [2]]


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    Signatures of Joseph H. Reynolds, Baldwin L. Samuel, John Wilson Jr., Ambrose Bryant, and Isaac D. MComsey.  

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    TEXT: Instances of “Seal” are enclosed in hand-drawn representations of seals.  

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    Docket in handwriting of Joseph H. Reynolds.  

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    Notation presumably in handwriting of M. Fellows.