1787.023: Blank Bond Form for Import Duties.

Published: 1787

Full Title: Know all men by these presents, that we [blank] are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency [blank] governor of the commonwealth, and his successors, in the just and full sum of [blank] pounds Virginia currency (in specie) to which payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves jointly and severally, our joint and several heirs, executors, and administrators, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals, and dated this [blank] day of [blank] anno Dom. one thousand seven hundred and eighty-[blank] and in the [blank] year of the commonwealth. The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas the above bound [blank] hath imported from [blank] in the [blank] certain dutiable goods, as by manifest rendered, amounting to the just sum of [blank] current money (specie) of Virginia. Now if the said [blank] shall pay the said duties according to law, within six months from the date hereof; then the above obligation to be void, or else to remain in full force and virtue. Signed and sealed in the presence of [blank]

Author: -----

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Dixon & Holt

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 21 cm. x 17 cm. (broadside).


Sheet lacks printer credit; the firm of Dixon & Holt was appointed as public printer in June 1786, and printing such bond forms was required under their contract; the only known copy of this imprint is held by Library Company of Philadelphia (as a part of the Michael Zinman Collection of Early American Imprints) and was completed in manuscript in March 1787, so the dating reported here.

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