Bond of John Payne and Harry Turner, 1749 Nov. 3.
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KNOW all Men by these Presents, That We John Payne and Harry Turner are held and firmly bound unto our Sovereign Lord GEORGE the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. in Five Hundred Pounds, lawful Money of Virginia; to be paid to our said Lord the King, His Heirs and Successors: To the which Payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, and every of us, our, and every of our Heirs, Executors and Administrators, jointly and severally, firmly, by these Presents. Sealed with our Seals, dated the Third day of November in the Twenty Third Year of His Majesty's Reign, Annoq; Dom. 1749
THE CONDITION of the above Obligation is such, That whereas the above-bound John Payne is, by the Honourable THOMAS LEE, Esq; President of His Majesty's Council, and Commander in Chief, of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, constituted and appointed one of the Inspectors of Tobacco, at the Public Warehouse established at Brays pursuant to the Act of Assembly, intituled, An Act, for amending the Staple of Tobacco, and preventing Frauds in His Majesty's Customs. Now, if the said John Payne shall truly and faithfully perform the Duty and Office of an Inspector, according to the Directions, and true Intent and Meaning of the said Act; then this Obligation to be void; Or else to remain in full Force and Virtue.
John Payne, Harry Turner
Sealed and Delivered in the Presence of John Wren, Thomas Jett.