State of North Carolina
Know all men by these presents, that we, Glasgow Pridgen, James High and John H. Summersett are held and firmly bound unto the State aforesaid in the just and full sume of three thousand dollars, to be paid to the said State, to which payment we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals and dated this 10th day of august A.D. 1863.
The condition of the above obligation is such. that wheeas the above bounden Glasgow pridgen is constituted and appointed Guardian to John Pridgen and Catherine Pridgen minor heirs of Cullin Pridgen deceased.
Now if the said Glasgow Pridgen shall faithfully execute the said Guardianship, by securing and improving the estate of the said John Pridgen and Catherine Pridgen until they shall arrive at full age, or be sooner therto required, and then render a plain and true account of said Guardianship, on oath, before the Justices of the said County Court, and deliver up, pay to, or possess the said John Pridgen and Catherine Pridgen of all such estate or estates as each of them ought to be possess of, or to such person or persons as shall be lawfully empowered to receive the same and the profits arising therefrom, then this obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
signed, Sealed and delivered in Presence of
John H. Sumersett