[Tavern Bond] 1827 Jan. 23, Maury County, Tennessee [for] Taswell S. Alderson : a machine readable transcription of an image
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January 23, 1827
This document is a tavern bond, dated January 23, 1827 for Taswell S. Alderson of Maury County, Tennessee. The bond allows Alderson to provide lodging, food, drink, and stable privileges to travelers.
of the county of Maury and state of Tennesseea [Tennessee] are held nd [and] firmly bound unto his excellency the Governor of the State, for the time being in the sum of twelve hundred and fifty dollars, to be paid to his said excellency his successors in office or assigns to which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves, our heirs executors and administrators and each of us and them, both jointly and severally by these pesents [presents] Witness our hands and seals this Twenty third day of January 1827
The condition of this obligation is such that whereas the above bound Taswell S. Alderson ― has this day prayed and obtained a license to keep an rodinary [ordinary] at his now dwelling in this county now if the said Taswell S. Alderson ― shall constantly find and provide in his ordinary good wholesome clean lodging and diet for travellors [travellers], and stabling Hay, Oats, Corn, Fodder, or pasturage as the season of the year may require, and not suffer or permit in his any unlawful gaming nor on the Sabbath day suffer any person to tipple or drink more than necessary then this obligation to be void, otherwise to be and remain in full force and virtue