|page 37 Bond: Morgan Co., Ga.: Joseph Vason, Jesse Thomas, John Vason, & William Merrett, the legatees of William Vason, decd. of Morgan Co., bind ourselves for $10,000 jointly to defend all claims that shall come against above named estate. If either one of the above named legatees of above estate shall fail to pay his proportional part of any claim that shall come against estate then this bond to remain in full force, else to be void, 15 Jan. 1823. /s/ Joseph Vason, Jesse Thomas, John Vason, Wm. Merrett. Test: John Roberts, Elizabeth Roberts. Recorded 5 March 1823.