Know all men by these presents that we Elkahan D. Austin, Benjamin Burch (?) Zachacirah Jones, are held and firmly bound unto John Andrews, Henry G. Kern & M. Pinkston Esqrs. and the rest of the Justices assigned to keep the peace for Rowan County in the Just and full sum of two hundred and fifty dollars current money of the said state, to be paid to the said John Andrews, Henry C. Kern & M. Pinkston, or their successors, in the which payment will and truly to be made we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, Sealed with our seals, and dated this 15th day of November, Anno Domini 1824.

Whereas the abaove bounded Elkahan D. Austin hath this day by the worshipful Court of said county, appointed Guardian to Robert Jarvis, Orphan of Samuel Jarvis deceased: Now the Condition of the above Obligation is such, that if the said Elkahan D. Austin, Guardian as aforesaid, shall well and truly discharge his said guardianship, by taking care of and improving the estate belonging to the said orphan, and shall also settle his guardianship accounts with the Court of said county, as is required by law, and that he will deliver up to the said Robert Jarvis, orphan as aforesaid, when he shall attain lawful age all such estate as he ought of right to be possessed of, or sooner if required, agreeably to the true intent and meaning of the act of the General Assembly in such case made and provided, then this obligation to be void; otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

Signed Sealed and Delivered in the Presents of } E. D. Austin
Zachariah Jones
H. Giles Benj. Burch (?)

Elkarah D. Austin, Guardian of Robert Jarvis

In Account with his said Ward

182 Too Rent of Land for 1825 $15.00
To Rent of land for 1826 due the $10.00
first day of January 1827 $25.00
less $00.80
By sixty cents for bond $24.20
Twenty and filing this return $0.20

North Carolina }
Rowan County }
This day we two of the acting Justices of the peace and for said County have duly examined the above account & find in the hands of the Guardian due Twenty Four Dollars & 20. Sworn and subscribed to be filed this the 22nd day of February, 1826.

E. D. Austin
Thomas McNeely, JP
Haynes McCain , JP (?)