TOWN OF MARION TAVERN BOND
ROBERT COGGSWELL & ELIAS DURFEE 1839
LICENSE FOR TAVERN 1841 DULY FILED
A.H. Eddy, Town Clerk
Know all men by these presents that we Robert Coggswell and Elias Durfee are held and firmly bound unto the peoples of the State of New York in the sum of one hundred and twenty five dollars to be paid to the said people for which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our "heirs" executory and administrations, jointly and severally firmly by these present - Sealed with our seals -
Dated the 6th day of November 1839.
Whereas the above bounders (sic) Robert Coggswell has applied to the Commissioners of Excise of the town of Marion in the County of Wayne for a license to sell strong and spirituous liquors and wines to be drunk in the house now occupied by William Quay in the said town where he proposed to keep an Inn or Tavern -
Now therefore the condition of this obligation is such that if the said Robert Coggswell during the time he shall keep an inn or tavern shall not suffer it to be disorderly or suffer any cock fighting gaming or playing with cards or dice or keep any billiard table or other gaming table within the tavern so by him kept on in any out house yard or garden belonging thereto then this obligation to be void Otherwise to remain in force
Sealed and delivered in presence of A.H. Dow
Signed Robert Cogswell Elias Durfee
We approve of Elias Durfee as surety in this Bond.
November 6, 1839 A.H. Dow, Manchester Boice
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