|State of Georgia}
Know all men be these presents that we James R. Minehan as
Principal, and J.E. Moore as Security are held and firmly bound
unto the Ordinary of Glynn County and his successors in office in the sum
of seven hundred and fifty dollars, for the payment of which we bind
ourselves, well and truly firmly[?] by these presents: signed,
sealed and dated this 8th day of April 1882. The condition of this
bond is such that whereas the above bound James R. Minehan stands
charged with being the father of a bastard child of which one Ida Fox
was delivered on the 1st day of February 1880 and which said Fox
charges is likely to be charged to the said County--Now, if the above
bound Minehan shall [illegible] support and educate said bastard
until it reaches the age of fourteen years or shall discover an oath this
father of said child then this bond to be void, [illegible] of
J.R. Minehan Prin. L.S.
J.E. Moore Sec. L.S.
Tested by: Williams J.O.P. C.C.G.C. Ga.
Court of Ordinary at Chambers Apr. 28th, 1883
Upon agreement of Ida Fox mother of the within
mentioned bastard child, and James R. Minehan principal in this
bond, and attorney for both parties, and upon acknowledgement of the
sufficiency of the sum of One Hundred and twenty five dollars for the
purpose of maintenance of said bastard--It is ordered that an exoneration
be and is hereby ordered entered for this bond, and said J.R. Minehan
be released from all liability hereon This April 28th 1883.
Edgar C.P. Dart,
Ordinary Glynn Co., Ga.
[Note: The above paragraph was marked out and "Rescinded" was
written across it.]
We agree to the above order being passed, and waive all manner and kind
of objection to it, either of form substance or law, and acknowledge and
agree to its legality and binding force and effect. This April 28th
G.R. Mabry attorney for Ida Fox
A.J. Crovatt attorney for Dff.
In the matter of the Bond given by James R. Minehan for the
maintenance of the bastard child of Ida Fox, I do hereby
acknowledge a full, fair and true payment to use me of the amount adjudged
by the Court of Ordinary of Glynn County, sufficient and ample for the
maintenance of the child of which I was delivered, and which child in an
affidavit made on the 5th day of April 1882 was by me sworn to be J.R.
Minehan's--up to the time when said child shall be fourteen years of
age. I agree and acknowledge that said amount is ample for said
purpose, and hereby expressly release and absolve said J.R. Minehan
from all further liability on said bond or otherwise for the support of
said child, acknowledging myself at this time as in health and able to
work. I acknowledge and agree further that I gave and do hereby give
my free and full consent to an order for an exoneration to be entered on
said bastardy bond, releasing said J.R. Minehan from all liability,
thereon, and I acknowledge that my consent was fully given to the court of
Ordinary to [illegible] the judge--never requiring the payment of said sum
of One Hundred and Twenty five Dollars as a satisfaction thereon. In
witness of all which I have hereunto set my hand and seal this April 28th
Ida Fox L.S.
Signed, sealed and dated
Edgar C.P. Dart, Ordinary