Know all men by these presents, That we, Edwin Smith and H. A. White are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the just and full sum of Five hundred dollars; for the payment whereof, well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves and or heirs, jouintly and severally, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals, and deated this 13th day of September eighteen hundred and fifty-nine.
The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas the above bound Edwin Smith has on this day, by proceedings held thereto in the Circuit Court of Fauquier County, become the owner of Lavinia Napper, (a woman of Color, emancipated by the will of Giles Fitzhugh, dec'd-) who has voluntarily enslaved herself, according to act of the General Assembly of Virginia in such case made and provided, to the said Edwin Smith -- now if the said Lavinia Napper, shall not at any time, during her life, become Chargeable to any County or Corporation of this Commonwealth, then the above obligation is to be void, else to remain in full force and in law --
Edwin Smith (seal) H. A. White (seal)
This day the securit in the above bond, made oath before me that estate , after the payment of all just debts, worth dollars, the penalty of said bond. Given under my hand this day of , 18