The condition of which bond you and each of you failed to comply with whereby the same became forfeited - Yours - John Bowman William Finck Andrew Buchanan George Buchanan James Hopkirk Ronald Crawford John McKee 12th April 1797
Surviving partners of Alexander Speirs John Bowman & Co by Charles Copland their Attorney
Chesterfield County to wit Bnjan W. Lester personally appeared before me and made oath, that he delivered to Zachariah Tathum [sic] a copy of the within notice on the 27th of April last past Given under my hand this 8th day of May 1797 Edwd. Mosley
Bowman & Co } vs } Tatem } 1797 May Notice proved by Benjmn W. Lester & Judgment, $10.83.