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State of Missouri
County of Perry
Missouri State Seal

Richard L. Dorsey, Guardian Bond for James Burns
26 December 1826

Know all men by these presents that Richard L. Dorsey as principal, and Joab Waters Senr as security are held and firmly bound to the State of Missouri to the use of James Burns in the just and full sum of Four hundred dollars, legal currency of the United States of America, to which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves jointly and severally our heirs, Executors and administrators firmly by these presents sealed with our seals, and dated this twenty sixth day of December in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and twenty six.

The condition of the above obligation is such that if the above bounden Richard L. Dorsey as guardian to James Burns shall faithfully account with the Probate Court of Perry County, as directed by law, for the management of the property and Estate of the orphan under his care, and shall also deliver unto the said property and Estate agreeable to the Order of the said Court, or the direction of law and shall in all respects perform the duty of guardian to the said James Burns, according to law, then the above obligation shall cease, it shall otherwise remain in full force and virtue in law.

R. L. Dorsey {Seal}
Joab Waters {Seal}

Signed and Sealed in presence of Fredk C. Hase, Judge of Probate in open Court,

Recorded this 15th day of January 1827
Frederick C. Hase
Judge of Probate

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