State of Florida
St. Johns County
Know all men by these presents that we Abram Dupont and James Pellian are held and firmly from unto Thomas Brown Governor of the State of Florida and his successors in office in the full and just sum of two hundred dollars lawful Money of the United States of America for the payment whereof will are truly to be made we hereby jointly and severally bind ourselves, our Executors, administrators and offspring, firmly by these presents- Signed with our hands and [pressed?] with our Seals respectively this Twenty seventh day of August in the year of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and fifty two the condition of this obligation is such that [?] the Fall Term of the Circuit Court of said County in the year AD1851: one Luke a Slave, the property of the said Abraham Dupont convicted of Maliciously wounding animals and whereas the said Luke on the morning Spring time of said Court was sentenced to imprisonment for three months and whereas an appeal to the Supreme Court of the State of Florida was pressed and entered in behalf of said Luke according is Law,
Now the condition of this obligation is such that if the said Abraham Dupont and the said James Pellian or either of them shall pay or cause or process is be paid any and all costs and charges according from the prosecution of said appeal Then this objective shall cease, determine and become actually null and void is to remain in full force and virtue.
Approved by me, this August 27[th], 1852 being third day after the adjourning of the Circuit Court of said County.
P.B. Dumas Clerk C.C. St. Johns County.