Creator

Date Original

1832

Description

This is a $2,000 bond posted by James M. Cooper upon his election as County Surveyor in Lawrence County.

Biographical/Historical Note

Land surveying was critical to early settlers. It helped with creating maps, finding transportation routes, and choosing ideal land on which to settle. In 1832, James M. Cooper was elected as County Surveyor which required a $2,000 bond in order for him to take office.

Transcription

Know all men by these present that we James M.
Cooper, Thomas Black and William Black are
held and firmly bound unto John Pope Governor
of Arkansas and successors in office in the penal
sum of two thousand dollars which payment
well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our
heirs, executors and assigns firmly by these present
as witness our hands and seals this 2nd day of
April AD 1832.
The condition of the above obligation is such that
whereas the above bounden[sic] James M. Cooper
has been duly elected County Surveyor in and
for the County of Lawrence Arkansas Territory for
the term for two years ensuing. Now if the said
James M Cooper shall well and truly do and
perform all and singular the duties of County
Surveyor aforesaid according to Law then this oblig
ation to be void and of no effect otherwise to
be and remain in full force and virtue.

Physical Description

Document, 7.5" x 10"

Subjects

Documents; Manuscripts; County government; Surveying; Surveyors; Land; Government officials

Contributor

John B. Hammond

Geographical Area

Lawrence County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MSNE.0018, Box 1, Folder 64

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Lawrence County (Ark.) bonds, MSNE.0018

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives

Recommended Citation

Bond for surveyor, James M. Cooper, Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, Powhatan, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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