Sum of $500: to the payment whereof we bond ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns jointly and severally firmly by these presents signed and sealed this 14[th] day of March 1839.
The condition of this obligation is such that whereas the said Anthony G. Richards has prayed an appeal to the Supreme Court of the US from a Decree of the Court of Appeals of the Territory of Florida rendered at their January term 1839 reversing a Decree of the Superior Court for the Country of Escambia in said Territory dismissing a libel for forfeiture of the Schooner Emperor.
Now therefore it the said Richards shall pay all costs that may accrue or be awarded against the Schooner Emperor by the said Supreme Court of the US in the case aforesaid then this obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
Signed sealed and acknowledged in the presence of R.G. Wellford, Clerk
Anthony G, Richards of the Schooner Emperor by Charles G. Cox as his agent - John F, Kachler, M.A. Armstead, Tho. Brown
I Richard G. Wellford Clerk of the court of Appeals for the Territory of Florida, do hereby certify that the foregoing transcript contains a true copy of the record and proceedings in the case of the United States Appellant vs. the Schooner Emperor Appellee in said Court- in testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal of said court this 1[st] day of October 1839 and of the independence of the United States the 64[th] year.
R.G. Wellford, Clerk