Ned: Freedom Suit, Charles City County (Part 6 of 6)
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Know all men by these presents that we John Mann Junr, John Atkins and John Mann senr. are held and firmly bound until William Todd Clerk of the Supr court of law & chancery for King & Queen county in the just and full sum assigns for the benefit of the creditors of George Moore decd. and of Ned, James, Priscilla & Peter who were slaves of the said George Moore decd and are now plaintiffs in a certain suit in chancery now depending in the Superior Court of law and chancery for the county of King & Queen; to the payment whereof well & truly to be made we bind ourselves jointly and severally, our joint and several heirs executors & admors firmly by these presents. Witness our hands and seals, this 14th day of May 1832. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas by an interlocutory order & decree made and pronounced in the suit above referred to, wherein the said Ned, James, Priscilla and Peter are plaintiffs and John Booker, the said John Booker admr. with the will annexed of George Moore decd, and Frances, Alexander, Josephus, Baylor, Walker and children of Thomas Dudley decd and infants under the age of twenty one years by Tignal Dudley their guardian ad litem are Defendants, on the 23d day of April 1832, the said John Mann Junr is appointed to act as trustee under the deed from George Moore to Dudley filed as an exhibit in the said cause, and is required to sell the land & other property conveyed by the said deed or directed by said decree, and to execute and perform the other provisions of said decree as therein mentioned; But in and by the said decree and order it is provided that so much of the said decree and order as appoints the said John Mann Junr. Trustee and to take possession of the slaves and hire them out is suspended until the said John Mann shall enter into bond with one or more sufficient securities in a penalty of one thousand dollars payable to the clerk of the said court for the benefit of the creditors of George Moore, and the plaintiffs conditioned well & truly to perform the trust reposed in him by the said decree and account for all