Recognizance, 2 August 1842 [City of Nauvoo v. Thompson]

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State of Illinois) ss. [scilicet]
City of )
Be it remembered that on the second day of August in the year One thousand eight hundred and forty two William Thompson and personally appeared before me Joseph Smith, Mayor, and one of the Justices of the peace in and for the City of , aforesaid, and jointly and severally acknowledged themselves to owe the City of the Sum of thirty Dollars, to be levied of their Goods and Chattels, Lands and Tenements, if default be made in the condition following, to wit:
The Condition of this Recognizance is such, that if the above bound William Thompson shall pay all Costs incurred in a Case wherein Judgment was this day given against him by and before said Mayor, for disorderly Conduct, and indemnify the Corporation against any Charge, and also keep the peace, and be of good behaviou[r] towards the Citizens of this , and generally, and especially towards ; <​for one year;​> then this Recognizance shall be Void: otherwise to be and remain in full force and virtue in Law.—
X <​his mark​> William Thompson Seal
Taken and acknowledged before me before me, on this day, and Year first above Written
(Mayor, and a Justice of the (peace in and for said City of (.—
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August 2nd. 1842.
Recognizance of Wm. Thompson to keep the Peace for One year
William Thompson
Bond to Keep the peace [p. [2]]


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    Mark of William Thompson.  

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    Insertion in handwriting of Henry G. Sherwood.  

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

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    Signature of Arthur Morrison.  

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    Witnessed by Henry G. Sherwood.  

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    Docket in handwriting of James Sloan.  

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    Docket in handwriting of Henry G. Sherwood.