Matilda Smith v. Thomas Martin. Bond


Know all men that we Andrew Hanson Edward Miller & Alexander Shaw all of the City of Washington, and District of Columbia are held and firmly bound unto Thomas Martin in the penal sum of Five Hundred dollars to be paid to the said Thomas Martin his certain Attorney Executors, administrators & assigns to which payment well and truly to be made, we hereby jointly & severally bind ourselves, ours and every of our heirs and executors & administrators. Sealed with our seals, and dated this twenty third day of October in the year Eightteen Hundred & fifty seven

Whereas a certain Matilda Smith has this day filed in the Circuit Court of the district of Columbia against the said Thomas Martin claiming that she is free; and she is now confined in the prison of the District of Columbia, and it is desirable that she shall go at large until the said cause shall be tried.

Now the condition of the above   obligation is such that if the said Matilda Smith shall be permitted to go at large until the trial of the said suit, and shall be in the said Circuit Court to abide the judgement thereof in case the same shall be against the said claim to freedom, or shall be surrendered and delivered up to the said Thomas Martin, then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to be and remain in full force, and virtue in Law.

Andrew Hanson x his mark. (seal)
Edward Miller (seal)
Alexander Shaw x his mark (seal)

C A Stewart



Filed 23rd. Oct. 1857

On filing this bond the Clerk will please to issue an order to the gaoler marshal to release the Petitioner from confinement.
Bradley & Bradley for Petitioner
Morgan for Deft