John Ashton v. Charles Mahoney. Appeal Bond


Know all men by these presents that we John Ashton, Charles Wallace & John Muir are held and firmly bound unto Charles Mahoney in the sum of three hundred pounds current money of Maryland to be paid to the said Charles Mahoney his executors or assigns to which payment well and truly to be made and [illegible] we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this fourth day of June 1799

Whereas the said Charles Mahoney having heretofore filed his Petition in the General Court for the Western Shore of the State of Maryland against the said John Ashton to recover his freedom, upon which said Petition the said Charles Mahoney in the said Court of May term 1799 obtained Judgment for his freedom and the costs of the said Petition from which said Judgment the said John Ashton is about to prosecute an appeal before the Court of Appeals

Now the Condition of the above Obligation is such that if the above bound John Ashton shall not pursue the directions of the Act of Assembly entitled "An Act for regulating Writs of Error and granting appeals to and from the Courts of Common Law within this Province" at the next Court [strikethrough] of Appeals and prosecute the same with affect and also satisfy and pay to the said Charles Mahoney his executors administrators or Assigns in case the said Judgment shall be affirmed as will all and singular the damages and costs adjudged by the General Court aforesaid as also all costs and damages that shall be awarded by the Court of Appeals aforesaid then the said Bond to be and remain in full force & virtue otherwise of no effect

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of Mary Wallace

John Ashton (Seal)
Cha Wallace (Seal)
Jno Muir (Seal)


3 1/2 sides

John Ashton
Chas Mahoney

Appeal bond

Filed the 5th day of June 1799