Gatewood, Benjamin : Public Claim
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Know all men by these presents that we Benjamin Gatewood and Wm. Gatewood are held and firmly bound unto John L. Pendleton, Richard H. Hoomes and William Gatewood guardian of George W. Hay B & Mary W. Hoomes, their exrs., admrs. & c. - in the just & full sum of five hundred dollars - to the payment of which sum we bind ourselves jointly and severally, our joint and several [terms?] &c sealed with our seals and dated this 7th day of June 1834.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas a negro man slave named Turner, held by the said Benjamin Gatewood, and Hannah his wife, for and during the life of the said Hannah, remainder to the children of Richard Hoomes dec'd. - has been condemned to be hung by the Judgment of this Hustings Court of the City of Richmond - and the said Benjamin Gatewood being desirous of receiving from the Treasury of Virginia, the amount of the valuation of the said negro - and whereas the obligees in this bond, have by a paper, duly executed by them, agreed, that the said Gatewood, shall receive the said valuation, according to the terms of said paper - which is unto attached - Now if the said Benjamin Gatewood shall faithfully pay over to the John L. Pendleton, Richard H. Hoomes and William Gatewood as guardian of George W. Hay B. & Mary W. Hoomes, the respective proportions to which they may be entitled of the proceeds of the said Negro slave Turner upon the death of the said Hannah according to