To all persons to whom these presents shall or may come, I, James Kennedy junior of the Town of Alexandria within the District of Columbia send Greeting - Whereas I stand justly indebted unto John Laird? of George Town within the District aforesaid in the just sum of Four Thousand dollars to Meloiecus? [illegible] of the City of London in the just sum of Four Thousand Dollars to Gabriel Wood of Baltimore in the just sum of One Thousand Dollars two hundred and fift-dollars, and to Joel and Jonathan Post of the City of New York in the just sum of Five Hundred Dollars: and, whereas I am devious? to rescue? to the said respective persons, the said reversal sums of Money so by and? due and awry?