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Know all men by these presents that wee Patr. Spence and Andrew Monroe Junr. gent - are hold and firmly bound to the honourable William Gooch Esqr. his majesties lieut. governr. of the colony of Virginia in the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds current money to be paid to the said William Gooch or his successrs. to the which sr. payment will and truly to be made wee bind our selves [and?] either of us our [and?] either of our heirs executrs. Justly [and?] severelly firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals dated the thirtieth day of ^ July anno domini 1731 Whereas at a meeting of the comisser. for erecting ware houses and wharfs in this county at the court house of the sd. county on the 29th day of July 1731 pursuent to the late act of assembly for improving the staple of tobacco the above bound Patr. Spence appeared before the said comisses. and agreed to erect and build at Court Point on Nomini River on the land of the sd. Patrick Spence the Siverall houses prizes and wharf following (viz) one good fifty foot