[Georgetown, May 4, 1775]
Know all Men by these presents that We Dummer Sewall of Georgetown in the County of Lincoln Gentleman and Jordan Parker of said Georgetown Yeoman are holden & stand firmly bound nto the Provincial Congress now setting for the Province of Massachusetts Bay or to their Successors or any person that shall be appointed by the People for the head of the Province aforesaid, in the sum of two thousand pounds to be paid to the said Congress or their successors as aforesaid to which payment well & truly to be made we bind our selves our heirs Executors & Administrators firmly by these presents Seal'd with our seals, dated the fourth day of May Anno Domini seventeen hundred & seventy five.
The Conditions of the above obligation is such that Whereas Edward Parry Esqr has been taken by, & now is in Custody of Coll Samuel Thompson as a suspected Enemy to the rights of America Now if the above bounden Dummer & Jordan shall keep the said Edward in safe Custody till he shall be released by order of the Provincial Congress & that the said Edward shall not either by himself or any for or under him, remove the masts spars booms boards &c now laying in the mast dock in said Georgetown & shall not write to any of the officers of the army or Navy for protection or against the Country then the above obligation to be void otherwise to be in forceー
Dumr Sewall Seal.
Jordan Parker Seal.
1. Mass. Arch., vol. 137, 37.