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Know all Men by these Presents that We John Edward Acres principal Edward Kirby and William Rogers Gentlemen Suretiers All of Halifax in the Province of Nova-Scotia, are held and firmly bound unto The Honorable in the full Sum of  Charles Morris Esqr surrogate General of His Majestys' Court for the probate of Wills and for granting Letters of Administration within or written [?] [acct] throughout the province afore said in the full sum of Four Hundred Pounds of good and lawful Money of Great-Britain, to be paid to him the said Charles Morris or his Successors in Office, to which Payment well and truly to be made, We bind ourselves, our and each of our Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, jointly, severally, and firmly, by these Pretents, Sealed with our Seals. Dated this Eleventh Day of September, in the Fifty fifth Year of His Majesty's Reign, and in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and fifteen.

The Condition of this Obligation is such That if the above bounder John Edward Acres - Administrator - of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, and Credits, of Samuel Sparrow formerly of Halifax merchant and now [?] administered on or cause to be made, a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods, Chattels and Credits of the said Deceased, which have or shall come to the Hands, Possession or Power, of him, the said Administrator # - # # or into the Hands, Possession, or Power, of any other Person or Persons for him or on his behalf, and same so made do exhibit into the Registry of our Court of Wills and Probates, on or before the ninth day of December next Entering the date of those present  [space] = and  the said Goods, Chattels, and Credits  of the said Deceased ^ [inserted here at the ^:  [?] administered on]  which at the time of his death or any time after shall come to the Hands, Possession, or Knowledge, of him the said Administrator or of any other Person or Persons for him or on his behalf, do well and faithfully administer according to Laws, and further do make a just Account of the fame, on or before the Eleventh day of March which will be in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Seventeen and the rest and residue of the said Goods, Chattels, and Credits, which shall be found remaining on said Administrators Account, the same be examined by the said Court, shall pay to the next of Kin to the said Deceased, as the said Court shall direct, if any dispute shall arise pursuant to the Law in that case made and provided, and if it shall happen hereafter to appear, that any last Will and Testament was made by the said [space] Deceased, and any [space] or [space] therein named, do exhibit the same into the said Court, and make request to have the same proved and allowed by the said Court, shall then, being thereunto required, deliver up said Administration, Approbation of said last Will and Testament being first made, then this Obligation to be void, or else to remain in full force and virtue 

Signed, Sealed and Delivered
in presence of                                                John Edw. Acres
J. W. Moody                                                  Edwd. Kirby
                                                                       Willm. Rogers


[Source: Public Archives of Nova Scotia, RG 48, Halifax County Estate Papers, 1750-1841, Volume 422, Number S 129, Sparrow, Halifax]

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