[Legal] 1803 Jul. 16, State of Tennessee, Mero District [appearance of James Sanders before Andrew Jackson, Judge of the Superior Courts of Tennessee] : a machine readable transcription of an image
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July 16, 1803
The following document is a record of a court appearance of James Sanders before Andrew Jackson, judge of the Superior Courts of Tennessee in the Mero District on July 16, 1803. Sanders brings suit against Josiah Watson of Alexandria, VA, for a debt owed to him, and in an accompanying document, Jackson states that Sanders is entitled to 904.52 from Watson.
Know all men by these presents that we James Sanders Peter Moseley and Huchings G. Burton all of the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee , are held and firmly bound unto Josiah Watson of the town of Alexandria in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the sum of the two thousand Dollars, to which pay to be paid to the said Josiah Watson, his certain Attorney, Executors, Administrators, or assigns. For which payment well and truly to be made, we lend ourselves and each of us, our and each of our heirs, executors, and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents.
Sealed with our seals and dated this [added: sixteenth] day of [added: July —] in the year one thousand eight hundred and three
The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bounder James [unclear: Sanders left the ] day of the date hereof prayed or attachment at his suit against the estate of the above named Josiah Watson for the sum of nine hundred and four Dollars and fifty two Cents, together with interest thereon from the first day of December 1800, and hath obtained the same returnable to the Superior Court of Law for the District of Mero , to be held at Nashville on the second Monday of November next; Now if the said James Sanders shall prosecute his said suit with effect, or in Case he fail therein, shall well and truly pay and satisfy to the said Josiah Watson all such costs and damages as shall be awarded and recovered against the said James Saunders [Sanders], his heirs, executors, or administration, in any suit or suits which may be hereafter brought for wrongfully suing out the said attachment; then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full free and effect.
On this [added: sixteenth — —] day of [added: July — —] one thousand eight hundred and three personally appeared James Saunders [Sanders] before me Andrew Jackson one of the Judges of the Superior Courts of law and equity for the State aforesaid, and being duly sword deposeth and saith, that Josiah Watson is justly indebted to him in the sum of nine hundred and four Dollars and fifty two Cents, with interest thereon from the first day of December one thousand eight hundred, being a balance due on a penal bond for two thousand five hundred and forty Dollars given by said Josiah Watson to a certain Robert Burton dated the twenty ninth day of May one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight, payable on the said first day of December eighteen hundred, and by the said Robert Burton assigned to him the said James Sanders for value received: And the said James further deposeth that said Josiah Watson, as he is informed and believes, is an inhabitant of the town of Alexandria and State of Virginia, so that the ordinary process of law cannot be served on him.
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