STATE OF NORTH-CAROLINA. TO THE SHERIFF OF [WARREN] COUNTY: GREETING. YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED TO TAKE THE BOD[Y OF SAMUEL TAYLOR] IF TO BE FOUND IN YOUR BAILIWICK, AND [HIM] SAFELY KEEP SO THAT YOU HAVE [HIM] BEFORE THE JUSTICES OF THE COUNTY COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER-SESSIONS TO BE HELD FOR THE COUNTY OF [WARREN] AT THE COURT-HOUSE IN [WARRENTON] ON THE [FOURTH] MONDAY IN [FEBRUARY] NEXT, THEN AND THERE TO ANSWER [UNTO US ON A PRESENTMENT MADE BY THE GRAND JURY FOR NOT KEEPING UP SIGN & MILE POSTS AS OVERSEER OF A ROAD AGREEABLE TO FACE]. HEREIN FAIL NOT AND HAVE YOU THEN AND THERE THIS WRIT. WITNESS [M. DUKE JOHNSON] CLERK OF THE SAID COURT, AT THE [26TH] DAY OF [NOVR.] IN THE [12TH] YEAR OF THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE SAID STATE, ANNO DOM. 1787. [M. DUKE JOHNSON]. North Carolina Summons.

STATE OF NORTH-CAROLINA. TO THE SHERIFF OF [WARREN] COUNTY: GREETING. YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED TO TAKE THE BOD[Y OF SAMUEL TAYLOR] IF TO BE FOUND IN YOUR BAILIWICK, AND [HIM] SAFELY KEEP SO THAT YOU HAVE [HIM] BEFORE THE JUSTICES OF THE COUNTY COURT OF PLEAS AND QUARTER-SESSIONS TO BE HELD FOR THE COUNTY OF [WARREN] AT THE COURT-HOUSE IN [WARRENTON] ON THE [FOURTH] MONDAY IN [FEBRUARY] NEXT, THEN AND THERE TO ANSWER [UNTO US ON A PRESENTMENT MADE BY THE GRAND JURY FOR NOT KEEPING UP SIGN & MILE POSTS AS OVERSEER OF A ROAD AGREEABLE TO FACE]. HEREIN FAIL NOT AND HAVE YOU THEN AND THERE THIS WRIT. WITNESS [M. DUKE JOHNSON] CLERK OF THE SAID COURT, AT THE [26TH] DAY OF [NOVR.] IN THE [12TH] YEAR OF THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE SAID STATE, ANNO DOM. 1787. [M. DUKE JOHNSON].

[New Bern or Fayetteville]: Printed by Hodge & Blanchard, [1786 or 1787]. A printed form, completed in manuscript [signified here by brackets], single page, 4" x 10-1/4", docketed in manuscript on verso. Old fold lines and light wear, Very Good.

An early, ephemeral North Carolina imprint. The Hodge & Blanchard firm printed in both New Bern and Fayetteville during this period. We do not locate a record of this imprint.
M. Duke Johnson, i.e., Marmaduke Johnson, according to Wikitree, was Warren County Clerk in 1787. Warren County 'Minutes to the Court of Common Pleas and Quarter Sessions' [accessed at website of NCGenWeb] record the following for 31 July 1786: "Ordered that Samuel Coleman be appointed Overseer of the road instead of Samuel Taylor, and that he keep the same in repair with the usual hands" [page 156].
Not located on OCLC or ESTC, or the online sites of AAS, Duke, UNC as of September 2018. Item #35369

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