KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, THAT WE, ELIJAH ROBINSON OF STAFFORD & JAMES CHAMBERLAIN OF TOLLAND BOTH IN THE COUNTY OF HARTFORD ARE HOLDEN AND FIRMLY BOUND UNTO THE GOVERNOR AND COMPANY OF THE ENGLISH COLONY OF CONNECTICUT, IN NEW-ENGLAND, IN THE SUM OF THREE THOUSAND POUNDS, LAWFUL MONEY, TO BE PAID TO SAID GOVERNOR AND COMPANY; TO THE WHICH PAYMENT WELL AND TRULY TO BE MADE AND DONE, WE JOINTLY AND SEVERALLY BIND OURSELVES, OUR HEIRS, &C. BY THESE PRESENTS. SEALED WITH OUR SEALS, THIS 24TH DAY OF JUNE A.D. 1776. THE CONDITION OF THE ABOVE OBLIGATION IS SUCH, THAT WHEREAS THE ABOVE BOUNDEN ELIJAH ROBINSON IS APPOINTED PAY-MASTER TO HIS OWN COMPANY, NOW TO BE RAISED, TO JOIN THE CONTINENTAL ARMY IN CANADA [,] NOW IF THE SAID ELIJAH ROBINSON SHALL FAITHFULLY AND JUSTLY DISPOSE OF ALL THE MONEYS HE SHALL RECEIVE OUT OF THE PUBLIC TREASURY, FOR THE PURPOSE OF INLISTING THE SOLDIERS IN, AND PAYING SAID COMPANY, AND SHALL ACCOUNT WITH THE COMMITTEE OF THE PAY-TABLE FOR THE SAME, WHEN THERETO REQUIRED, THE ABOVE OBLIGATION TO BE VOID, OTHERWISE TO REMAIN IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT.
[Connecticut]: June 24, 1776. Folio printed broadside, completed in manuscript, 8-7/8" x 14-1/4." Docketed on verso in ink script. Signed in ink by Elijah Robinson and James Chamberlain; signatures as witnesses of Thos. Seymour and Henry Seymour. Their bond secured their proper disposition of funds for raising a Company of..... More