I have an original 1899 bond from Kansas. It reads:
Official Bond - Road Overseer - State of Kansas - Chautauqua Co., ss, John McAfee, chosen Road Overseer in Road District No.4, in the Township of Lafayette and County of Chautauqua and James Rodarmel/Rodarnal and H. McAfee his sureties, do hereby jointly and severally agree to pay to the State of Kansas Two Hundred ($200.00) Dollars,
Now if said Road Overseer shall safely keep and pay over to the proper person or authority, all moneys which may be collected or received by him, or which may otherwise come into his hands by virtue of his office, and duly, honestly and faithfully discharge and perform all and singular his duties as such Road Overseer, according to law, then this bond shall be void, otherwise to remain in full-force and effect.
Dated at Grafton Ks. this 4th day of December 1899.
Signatures of parties involved are at this space.
Approved by me, this 1st day of January A.D., 1900 - J.B. Cogswell - Township Trustee (Signature)
This bond must be approved by Township Trustee
Official Oath of Road Overseer - I do solemnly swear, That I will support the Constitution of the United States , and the Constitution of the State of Kansas, and faithfully discharge the duties of Road Overseer, So help me God.
T.L. Hargrove - Co. Clerk (Signature)
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