Territory of Florida, Franklin County
Know all men by these presents that we John W. Seaman part owner of the Schooner Orleans and Denison B. Word and Robert Myers and Henry Cotheal by his Attorney Denison B. Wood and J. Lovett by his attorney Robert Myers and M.P. Ellis and Nelson Hawley are held and firmly bound unto Alfred H. Stevens late Master of Schooner Forester, and the owners of her cargo now libeled in the Superior court of said County in the just and full sum of $200 for the payment of which we bind ourselves out and each of our heirs executors and assigns jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed with out seals and dated this sixteenth day of January 1839.
The condition of the above bond is such that whereas the said John E. Seaman and the said Myers, Wood, Cotheal, and Lovett are about to take an appeal to the court of Appeals of the Territory from the decision of the Superior Court of Franklin County sitting as a Court of Admiralty, in a certain matter in controversy in Admiralty there lately pending and decided now if the said John E. Seaman and the said Myers-Wood-Cotheal-Lovett shall pay the costs in case the judgment sentence and decree of the said Superior Court shall be confirmed by the said Court of appeals then this obligation to be null and void otherwise to be in full force and virtue.
J.E. Seaman and D.B. Wood