Bond, 19 September 1844 [Coolidge Administrator of the Estate of JS]
, , and , Bond, , IL, to “the People of the state of ,” 19 Sept. 1844, Coolidge Administrator of the Estate of JS (Hancock Co., IL, Probate Court 1844–1848). Copied [ca. 19 Sept. 1844]; Hancock County Probate Court, Probate Record, vol. C, p. ; unidentified handwriting; Hancock County Courthouse, Carthage, IL; microfilm at FHL. Includes seals.
Know all men by these presents that we and of the County of and State of , are held and firmly bound unto the People of the state of in the penal sum of six thousand Dollars, Current money of the , which payment well and truly to be made and performed, we, and each of bind ourselves, our heirs executors administrators, and assignes, jointly severally, and firmly by these Presents,
Witness Our hands and seals this 19th. day of september AD. 1844.
The Condition of the above obligation is such that if the said administrator of all and singular the goods and Chattels, rights and Credits of Joseph Smith deceased which remain to be administered upon, do make or cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods and Chattels rights and Credits of the said deceased which shall come to the hands, possession or knowledge of him the said as such Administrator or to the hands of any person or persons for him and the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited in the Court of Probate Justice of the Peace for said County of agreeably to law, and such goods and chattels, rights and credits do well and truly administer according to law, and all the rest of said goods and chattels, rights and credits, which shall be found remaining upon the account of the said administrator, the same being first examined and allowed by the Court of Probate Justice of the Peace, shall deliver and pay unto such persons or persons respectively, as may be legally entitled thereto; and further do make a just and true account of all his actings, and doings therein, when thereunto required by said Court and if it shall hereafter appear that any last will and testament was made by the deceased and the Same be proved in Court and letters testamentary or of administration be obtained thereon, and the said , do, in such case, on being required thereto render and deliver up the letters of administration, granted to him as aforesaid, and shall in general do and perform all other acts which may at any time be required of him by law then this obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
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Taken and signed and sealed before me this the 19th. day of September 1844—