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Court Records, Niagara County, New York
Niagara County Seal
Guardianship of Lewis Thorpe, 10 July 1818

Know all Men by these presents, that we John Lacy? and Samuel Wilkinson of the town of Buffalo in the County of Niagara, and state of New York, are held and firmly bound unto LEWIS THORP, an infant of the age 20 years, 3 months and 21 days, as near as can be ascertained, in the penal sum of $200.00 current money of the said state, to be paid to the said infant, his executors, administrators or assigns, to which payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves and our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly severally and firmly by these presents, sealed with one seal and date at Buffalo, the 10th day of July in the year of our Lord 1818.

The Condition of this obligation is such, That whereas, the above bounden John Lacy, hath been appointed by Ebenezer Johnson, Esquire, surrogate of the County of Niagara, guardian to the above named infant during his minority. Now, if the above bounden John Lacy, shall faithfully in all things discharge the duty of guardian to the said infant according to the laws of this state, and render a just and true account of such guardianship before any court having cognizance thereof, when thereunto required, then this obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

Sealed and delivered in the presence of E. Johnson.

Signed John Lacy?
Samuel Wilkinson

Note: Lewis Thorpe's siblings were named in identical documents in Niagara County, viz.:

Dayton Thorp age 18 years 2 months and 11 days,
Warren Thorp, abe 16 years 2 months and 28 days,
Phares Thorp age 10 years 2 months and 28 days.

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