MS 78. Literal transcription misspellings are left intact, xxx denotes illegible word, italicized items are my own comments for clarification. Please note that in some instances, the letter s may have been replaced with the letter f, as was the custom at that time TG.
Stacy Potts} (British pounds symbol) 16
Payable Apl 22d 1777.
Know all men by these Presents that I Stacy Potts of Trenton in West New Jersey am held and firmly bound unto John Henderson Lieutenant in the Twelfth Pennsylvania Regiment of Foot, In the Sum Thirty two Pounds lawful Money of Pennsylvania To be Paid to the said John Henderson on or to his Certain Attorney Executors Administrators or Afsigns To which payment well & Truly to be made I hereby bind myself my Heirs Executors & Administrators & every of them for & in the Whole firmly by these Presents Sealed with my Seal Dated the Twenty second Day of February Anno Domini One thousand seven hundred & Seventy Seven
The Condition of the above Obligation is such that of the above bounden Stacy Potts or his Heirs Executors Administrators or any of them shall and do well and truly pay or cause to be Paid unto the above named John Henderson or to his certain Attorney Executors Administrators or Afsigns The Just and full Sum of Sixteen Pounds lawful Money aforesaid on or before the Twenty second Day of April next ensuing the Date hereof without any Fraud or farther Delay then the above Obligation to Void or else to be and Remain in full Force & Virtue
Sealed & Delivered}
In the Presence of }
Signed: John Reynolds
James Harle Signed: Stacy Potts (Missing seal)
In pencil: Trenton in the Revolutionary War
22 Feb 1777
Trenton May 14th 1777 Received of Mr. Stacy Potts the Sum of sixteen Pounds in full of the within Bond
(Pounds symbol) 16.0.- Signed: Jno. Henderson 12. P. R.