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Item #79428 Bail Bond for John P. Bortle and David Ingersoll, Hudson, NY, 1798. New York.
Bail Bond for John P. Bortle and David Ingersoll, Hudson, NY, 1798.

Bail Bond for John P. Bortle and David Ingersoll, Hudson, NY, 1798.

A New York Bail Bond from 1798 [New York]. Know All Men by These Presents, That We [John P. Bortle and David Ingersoll] are Held and Firmly Bound Unto [Benjamin Allen] Esquire, Marshal of the City of Hudson.... Hudson, New York, March 5, 1798. 2 pp. 12" x 7-1/4" part-printed document with two forms on recto and verso, form on recto completed in manuscript with autograph signatures and seals of John P. Bortle and David Ingersoll, docket to verso. Moderate toning, horizontal fold lines, very small tears along fold lines not affecting text. $250. * This document sets out a bail bond for John P. Bortle and David Ingersoll, residents of Hudson, New York and subjects of a plea of trespass brought by David Tod and Zachariah Seymour. The bond was $150, a considerable sum equal to the damages Tod and Seymour sought. An interesting feature of this document is the presence of an additional related form on the verso, which is not completed in our example. The document is also dated for the 1780s, but was evidently repurposed well into the following decade.

Price: $250.00

Book number 79428

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