North Carolina Revolutionary War Treason Bond Posted to First Governor Richard Caswell
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Manuscript Document Signed, Wilkes County, August 8, 1778, one page with verso docketing, reading as spelled, State of North Carolina Wilks County Know all men by the present that wee Nicholas Day and Colbert Blair Both of Burke County Do Acknowledge our selves Bound ouer Heirs Executors admrs, and assigns unto Richard Caswell Governor of the State of North Carolina unto him his Heirs Executors Admrs and assigns Each of us in the penal sum of four Hundred pound Lawfull money of the State of North Carolina to attend at the Superior Court of Salisbery on the fifteenth Day of September Next there to attend untill Discharged by Court to answer a Complaint of (?) of Treason against the State given under ouer hands and Seals this Eight Day of august 1778 Signed Sealed and Delivered before a Justice of the County John Witherspoon / Nicholas Day his mark Colbert CB Blair., with verso docketing titled Bond to Richard Caswell Exly Governor, naming Day, Blair, (?) Husband.

5-1/2 x 6-1/2 in.

Nicholas Day (1745-1815) and Colbert Blair (circa 1729-1806) both lived out their days in North Carolina, indicating that charges of wartime "treason" were eventually resolved.

Toned paper with uneven edges; strong ink color; overall very good condition.