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

Bond for John M. Cabaniss [1]

[August 5, 1847]

Know all men by these presents that We John M. Cabaniss as principal and E. T. Cabaniss and Z. P. Cabaniss, and A. Lincoln, James L. Hill as his Sureties all of the County of Sangamon and State of Illinois are held and firmly bound unto the County Commissioner of the County of Sangamon and their successors in office for the use of the People of the State of Illinois in the penal Sum of One Thousand Dollars lawful money of the United States for the payment of which will and truly to be made we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators jointly and firmly by these presents. Witness our hands and seals at Springfield this 5 [1847]th day of August A.D. .

The Condition of the above obligation is Such that whereas the said John M. Cabaniss was on the second day of August A.D. 1847 Elected a Constable in and for Springfield District in said county for the Term of Two years from the said day of election.

Now if the said John M. Cabaniss shall faithfully discharge the duties of his office of Constable and shall Justly and fairly account for and pay over all monies that may come to his hands under any process or otherwise by virtue of his office, Then this above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

In presence of J. M. CABANISS (seal)

N. W. Matheny E. T. CABANISS (seal)

Z. P. CABANISS (seal)

JAMES H. HILL (seal)

A. LINCOLN (seal)


[1]   DS, Private Collection, photocopy IHi. Only Lincoln's signature is in his hand. Filing note on verso. No further information has been found about John M. Cabaniss.