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Dorchester County Court Chattel Records, 1847-1852
Volume 805, Page 53   View pdf image
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keep the said ferry over fishing Creek from Meekins Neck to Hoopers Island from day light to day
light from the first of November to the first of March and from an hour before to an hour after day light
for the residue of the year Commencing the tenth day of May 1853 and ending twelve months thereafter
and shall keep Constantly and in good order a scow that will safely Carry three passangers and their
horses at one trip with an able bodied skillful hand to attend the said ferry and shall not charge
or receive any greater price for ferriage than what is allowed him by law; then the above obligation
to be void; otherwise of full force and virtue in law                                    William H. Mills   (seal)
signed sealed and delivered                                                              Washington A. Smith   (seal)
       in the presence of                                                                      William L. Meekins     (seal)
                         W.m Rea  
                                              By the County Commissioners for Dorchester County May 9th 1853
                                                                                     This Bond approved by order
                                                                                                      Test   Wm Rea Clerk, C. D. C.


State of Maryland      Be it remembered and it is hereby Certified that the following Bond   (Stamp)
          from   xd   √    was received and recorded on the 13th day of May 1853 to wit        (    15  )
Washington A. Smith & others         Know all men by these presents; That we Washington (Cents )
                                  A Smith William K. Traverse & W.m K. Mills of Dorchester County,
are held and firmly bound unto the state of Maryland in the full and Just sum of Three hundred
dollars, Current money of the united states, to be paid to the said state or its Certain attorney to
the which payment well and truly to be made and done, we bind ourselves, our heirs Executors
and administrators in the whole and for the whole jointly and severally firmly by these presents:
sealed with our seals and dated this 9.th day of May 1853 whereas the County Commissioners for
Dorchester County, by virtue of a supplement to the act Entitled an additional supplement
to the act to regulate ferries have Contracted with the said Washington A. Smith & Thomas C
Simmons to keep the ferry over Slaughter Creek from Taylors Island to Meekins Neck and
agree to allow the said Washington A Smith and Thomas C Simmons the sum of one hundred
& Seventy five dollars Current money for the same

                        Now the Condition of the above obligation is such, That if the above bounden
Washington A Smith Thomas C Simmons shall faithfully and diligently keep the said ferry
over Slaughter Creek from Taylors Island to Meekins Neck from day light to day light
from the first of November to the first of March and from an hour before to an hour after day
light for the residue of the year Commencing the tenth of May 1853 and ending Twelve months
thereafter and shall keep Constantly and in good order a scow that will safely Carry three
passangers and their horses at one trip with an able bodied and skillful hand to attend the
said ferry and shall not Charge or receive any greater price for services than wat is allowed
by law, then the above obligation to be void otherwise of force and virtue in law
Singed sealed and delivered                                                Washington A Smith   (seal)
       in the presence of                                                               W. K. Travers      (seal)
                      W.m Rea                                                            William K. Mills    (seal)

                                       By the County Commissioners for Dorchester County
                                                                   This Bond approved By order
                                                                                                    W.m Rea Clerk C. D. C.



 
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