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Title:[Legal document] 1829 Apr. 10 [between] William R. Cockeran and Samuel Houston : a machine readable transcription of an image

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Date: April 10, 1829
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a license dated April 10, 1829 allowing William R. Cockeran to operate an ordinary within his home in Tennessee.
Collection:License to operate an Ordinary
Folder:Tennessee State Library, Miscellaneous documents 72-115

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KNOW all men by these presents, that we William R. Cockeran

all of the county of Williamson[added: [unclear: ? ]] of Tennessee, are held firmly bound unto Samuel Houston Governor of the State, for the time being, in the sum of twenty-five hundred dollars, to be paid to his said excellency, his successors in office or assigns, to the which payment, well and truly to be made we bind ourselves, our and each of ourselves, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 10th day of April 1829

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bounden William R. Cockeran hath this day prayed and obtained a license to keep an ordinary at his now dwelling house in this county. If therefore the said William R. Cockeran shall constantly find and provide, in his said ordinary, good clean, wholesome diet and lodging for travelers, and stabling with corn, fodder, hay, oats, or pasturage for their horses, as the season of the year may require, for and during the term of one year from the date hereof, and shall not permit any gaming in his house, nor on the sabbath day suffer any person to tipple or drink more than is necessary, then this obligation to be void else to remain in full force and virtue in law.


Wm [William] R. Cockeran
Jacob Morton [added:
3 handwritten seals
][added: MS. DIV. AC. NO. 72-115]

County State of Tennessee No. 13 ordinary license

Wm R. Cockeran April 10th 1829


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