Thomas Jones v. Joseph Lewis, Sheriff of New Madrid
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Know all men by there merits that we John Rice LewisLewis
of the Town of the Genevieve in the Territory of MissouriMissouri and
PierrePierre Menard MenardPierre Menard of the [ Kahokias ] in the Territory of IllinoisIllinois are
held and firmly bound unto Joseph Louis Esquire Late Sheriff of
the District now County of New MadridMadrid and his
an offical for the use of those concerned in the and full
Sum of forty five hundred dollars current of the UnitedUnited States
StatesUnited States, to be paid to the said LewisLewis and his therefor an
office for the use as aforesaid, to which payment will and
truly to be made we bindourselves our heirs and
by these

Sealed with our Seals and dated this fifteenth day of october in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen
The condition of the above obligation is held that whereas ThomasThomas
Louis by a Deeree of the General court of the Territory of MissouriMissouri,as
as a court of chancery has been permitted to take posession of
certain goods in the and keeping of the said
LewisLewis appraised at two thousand dollars if the
Said Thomas Lewis shall abide by and carry into effect such decree as
the said general court shall render trading the said goods, then their
obligation to be void, otherwise to be and remain in full force
and virtue

Signed Sealed & delivered
in the presence of

John Scltt


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PierrePierre Menard MenardPierre Menard

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