Bond of William Poythress and John Jones, 1744 Nov. 18.
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Know all Men by these Presents, That We William Poythress and John Jones are held firmly bound unto our Sovereign Lord GEORGE the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France, and Ireland, Kings, Defender of the Faith, &c. in Two Hundred Pounds lawful Money of Virginia, to be paid to our said Lord the King, his Heirs and Successors: To the which Paiment 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 Thirteenth Day of November in the Eighteenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, Annoq; Dom. 1744
THE Condition of the above Obligation is such, That whereas the above-bond William Poythress is by the Honourable WILLIAM GOOCH, Esq; His Majesty's Lieutenant-Governor, 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 Bollings Point in Prince Georges County pursuant to the Act of Assembly, intituled, An Act, For reducing the Laws made, for amending the Staple of Tobacco, and for preventing Frauds in His Majesty's Customs, in to one Act of Assembly. Now, it the said William Poythress shall truly and faithfully preform 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.
Sealed and Delivered in the Presence of Prince George County Court November the 13th 1744 Test: Wm Hamlin CL
Wm Poythress John Jones