Manuscript document headed "Bristol Memorandum".[Americana]

[ Thomas Bowen, Justice of the Peace ]
Publication details: 
8 April 1721 (seventh year of the reign of George II)
SKU: 4333

Manuscript, one page, folio, chipped and other minor defects, text clear and complete. "That on the Eight day of April on ye Seenth . . . . . . Personally appeared be fore Thomas Bowen Esq one of His Majesties Justice of ye Peace for ye County of Bristol --- Benjamin Slack of Attleborough in ye County of Bristol in ye Province of ye Massachusett Bay in New England Yeoman And acknowledged himself to be fully indebted to Our Said Lord & King in Sum of Twenty Pounds to be Levied on his Goods and Chattels Lands or Tenements and in want thereof upon his Body to ye Use of our sd Lord ye King His Heirs and Successors if Default be made in ye Perfromance of ye Condition Here under written ---- / The Condition of the above Written Recognizance is Such that if the above Benjamin Slack Shall personally Appear before the Justice of Our Lord ye King at ye Court of General Sessions of ye Peace Next to be Holden at Bristol for & within the sd County of Bristol on ye Second Tuesday of this Instant April shall then and there Prosecute His Complaint against Jonathan Jenkes of Smithfield in ye County of Providence in ye Collony of Rhoad Island and Providence Plantation in New England for Pretending himself to bea Constable and that he was by force and [?] Carryd out of this Government into Smithfield in . . . where he was held before two Justices for sd County and was committed untill ye then next Court to be holden at Providence in June following all which is Contrary to ye peace of our Lord & King- Then if above Recognizance to be void and of non effect Other wise Abide in full force Power and vertue. / Recognised Before Me Thomnas Bowen Justice of Peace." A note on the verson has the words "Warrant Evidence crossed out, replaced by "Bonds prosecution Slack vers. Jenkes". Note: Bowen, Slack and Jenks all ppaear on Googlabe genealogical sites.