Sylvia v. George Coryell. Bond


Know all Men by these presents that we George Coryell and Jacob Hoffman John V. Thomas are held & firmly bound unto Amos Alexander George Taylor, William B. Page, & Charles Alexander Jr. Gentlemen Justices of the Court of Hustings for the Town of Alexandria, in the full and Just sum of Four Hundred Dollars for the use of the Commonwealth to the payment whereof well & truly to be made we bind ourselves our and each of our Heirs, Exors. & Admons. Jointly & severally firmly by these presents, Sealed with our seals & dated this 26th day of May 1800.

Whereas the Court of Hustings for the Town of Alexandria did at their April Term last grant leave to Negro Sylvia to Institute a suit in forma pauperis against the above bound George Coryell for her freedom, & did order & direct that the said Negro Sylvia should remain in the Custody of the said Town Sergeant until the said George Coryell should give Security in the sum of $400 to have her forthcoming at the Trial of this cause Now if the Condition of the above Obligation is such that if the above bound George Coryell shall have the said Negro Sylvia forthcoming to answer the Judgment of the Court, in the said suit then the above Obligation to be void or else to remain in full force

Jno. V. Thomas (s) George Coryell (Seal)
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Sealed & Delivered In presence of G. Deneale


Coryells Bond to Sylvia

Forthcg of the Pauper