Bond for Henry Chesebrough, Overseer to the Eastern Pequot Indians

Know all men to whom these presents shall come that we, Henry Chesebrough of North Stonington in New London County, as principal, and Erastus Williams of Groton in said County, as surety, are holden and stand firmly bound unto Isaac Spencer, Esq., of Hartford in Hartford County, as he is Treasurer of the State of Connecticut, and to his successor in said office, in the penal sum of one thousand dollars, to the payment of which sum1 well and truly to be made and done to the said Treasurer or to his successor in said office or their certain attorney,  we jointly and severally bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, and administrators firmly by these presents signed with our hands and sealed with our seals in Norwich, this March 10, 1825.  
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above-bounden Henry Chesebrough was by the County Court holden at Norwich in New London County on the third Tuesday of November 18242 appointed an overseer to the North Stonington tribe of Indians residing in said County at said North Stonington, to have the care and management of their lands, etc.
Now know you that if the said Chesebrough shall faithfully account, according to law for the funds, which are or may be hereafter in his hands belonging to said tribe, then said bond is to be void but in every other case to be in full force in law.
Henry Chesebrough
Erastus Williams


Signed sealed and delivered in presence of Charles Lathrop


North Stonington Indians Overseers' Bond, March 1825



  • 1. Deleted Text: we jointly and severally bi
  • 2. The third Tuesday of November in that year was the 16th.