United States of America. To the sheriff of [blank] county, in the Territory South of Ohio, Greeting. You are hereby commanded to take the bod[blank] [blank] if [blank] found in your county, and [blank] safely keep, so that you have [blank] before the honorable the judges of the superior court of law, to be held for the district of [blank] at the court-house in [blank] on the [blank] Monday of [blank] next, then and there to answer [blank] Herein fail not, and have you then there this writ. Witness [blank] clerk of our said court, at office, the [blank] Monday of [blank] in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety [blank] and in the [blank] of our independence. Know all men by these presents, that we [blank] are held and firmly bound unto [blank] in the penal sum of [blank] to be void on condition that the said [blank] doth with effect prosecute a suit by [blank] this day commenced against the said [blank] otherwise to pay and satisfy all costs and damages that may be awarded for failure. Witness our hands and seals this [blank] day of [blank] A.D. 179[blank] Teste, [blank]

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Bibliographic Details
Corporate author / creator:United States.
Imprint:[Knoxville, Tenn.? : Printed by George Roulstone?, not after 1793]
Description:1 sheet ([1] p.) ; 32 x 20 cm
Subject:Arrest -- Forms.
Judicial bonds -- Forms.
Warrants (Law) -- Forms.
Sheriffs -- Tennessee -- Hawkins County.
Hawkins County (Tenn.) -- History -- Sources.
Territory of the United States, South of the Ohio River -- History -- Sources.
Blank forms.
Format: E-Resource U.S. Federal Government Document Print Book
Local Note:Library Company copy from the Michael Zinman Collection of Early American Imprints.
Library Company copy completed in MS. for the sheriff of Hawkins County, ordering the detention of Martin Armstrong, to appear on the third Monday of Sept. next, to answer to William Bradley on a plea of trespass; witnessed by James Aiken, clerk of court; William Bradley and William Cocke are bound with the sum of £100; dated Aug. 18, 1793, and signed by William Bradley and William Cocke; witnessed by Thos. Berry; with a MS. docket title, and an account of the unsuccessful search for William Armstrong.
NEH-Readex: not in Readex; not at AAS.
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/10358722
Hidden Bibliographic Details
Notes:A blank arrest and judicial bond form.
Possibly printed by George Roulstone in Knoxville, who was printer to the territory in at least 1794 and 1795, and printer to the state of Tennessee from 1796 to 1803.
Not in Evans or Bristol.
Electronic reproduction. Philadelphia, Pa.: NewsBank, inc., 2010. Available via the World Wide Web. Access restricted to Readex Early American Imprints, Series I: Supplement from the Library Company of Philadelphia, 1670-1800