Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
March 4, 1837

Know all men by these presents that we Charles Oakley M. McConnel, Wm. Lane, Benjn. Mitchell, Richd. Bently [sic], A. Lincoln, R. L Wilson Jos. Naper, M. Aldrich, Robert Stuart, Asahel Ball, R. N. Cullum [sic], Jonas Rawalt, Jas. Craig Danl. Stone are held and firmly bound unto Joseph Duncan Governor of the State of Illinois, and his successors in office, for the use of said state in the penal sum of Fifty thousand dollars lawful money of the United States of America for which payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and Administrators Jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated the Fourth day of March A. D. 1837.

The condition of the above obligation is such, that Whereas, the said Charles Oakley has been elected to the office of Fund Commissioner, under the provisions of an Act of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, entitled ``An Act to establish and maintain a General system of Internal improvement,'' approved the 27th. day of February A. D. 1837. Now if the said Charles Oakley, shall well, truly and faithfully discharge the duties of said office of Fund Commissioner as aforsaid [sic] according to the provisions of said act, and shall faithfully, account for all moneys that shall or may come into his hands as such Fund Commissioner and shall faithfully perform such other duties as shall from time to time be imposed upon him by Laws, as such Commissioner, then this obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

Signed, Sealed and delivered in presence of [2]