Stephen F. Austin to State of Missouri, 03-15-1819

Summary: Stephen F. Austin to answer to charge of trespass.

Know all men by these presents that we Stephen F. Austin as principle and Robert C Bruffey as Security are held and firmly bound unto Daniel Dunklin Sheriff of Washington County in the penal sum of three hundred Dollars lawful money of the United States of America

The Condition of the above obligation is such that if the above bound Stephen F. Austin shall be and appear before the Judge of the Circuit Court at a Court to be held at the Court House in the Town of Potosi in and for said county on the third Monday of July next then and there to answer Robert Peter Guyard of a plea of trespass on the case and to his damage five hundred Dollars. And if Judgment be rendered against him at that or any subsequent Term that he will pay the Debt damages and Costs or that the said Robert C. Bruffey will do it for him, then and in that case this Bond to be null and void otherwise to remain in full forced and effect at law-

Given under our hands and Seales this 15th day of March 1819

Stephen F Austin seal

Robert C. Bruffey seal

I do hereby certify that the within Bail Bond is a True copy of the original fild in the clerks office

Witness John Jones Clerk of the Circuit Court at office this 4th day of June A D 1821 Indepencence of the U. S. 45th

D Dunkun Dpy Clk per Jno Jones clk.

State of Missouri

I John Rice Jones Judge of the Supreme Court of the said State of Missouri do hereby certify— that Daniel Dunklin who signed the above is deputy to John Jones Clerk of the Circuit Court of the County of Washington in the said State— And I further certify that by the laws of the late Territory of Missouri which are now in force in the State no special bail is to be taken, but that the bail Bond given to the Sheriff is to stand as such, on which in case of Judgment agt the Defendant and non est returned to a case issued against him a fiere facias is to be issued against the bail who is responsible as such—

Dated the 10th day of June 1821

Jno Rice Jones seal