Summons of Henry Hall

Know all men by these presents that we, Henry Hall, now resident in New London, as principal and John Hobart of Colchester as surety, do hold ourselves firmly bound unto the Treasurer of this colony in the full sum of ten pounds to be paid to the Treasurer that now is or his successor, for which payment well and truly to be made, we bind and oblige ourselves jointly and severally, our heirs, executors, and administrators firmly by these presents. In witness whereof, we have here unto set our hands and seals in this 5th day of May in the thirteenth year of Her Majesty’s Reign and in the year of Our Lord 1714.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bounden Henry Hall was this day brought before the Governor’s Council and by them sentenced to appear at the General Assembly to be holden at Hartford the thirteenth of this instant to answer for a breach of the peace and trespass, in erecting a house upon the Indians’ land, and maintaining the said trespass there vi et armis.1 Now, in case the said Henry Hall shall appear at the said Assembly and answer for his said misdemeanor and that in the mean time he shall not proceed to carry on the said house but immediately inform the Governor if he knows of any person who shall attempt the same, then this obligation to be void and of none effect, otherwise to remain in full force, power, and virtue.                                

The mark of Henry Hall

 Witness:            Signed, sealed, and delivered in the presence of  Christopher Christophers, Benjamin Starr,  John Hobart / Hartford, May 14, 1714

Certification:    The within mentioned Henry Hall appeared in Court according to obligation. 

Test, Hezekiah Wyllys, Secretary

            Cataloguing:    77, 93

  • 1. Latin for with force and arms, this type of trespass typically results in injury to the person or property of another.