Annapolis Heritage Society | Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

Aaron Hardy letter of guardianship, 6 April 1789

Here is a transcription of a letter of guardianship to Aaron Hardy of Granville dated 6 April 1789:
Know all men by these present that We Aron Hardy, David Bent & Benjamin Prince of Annapolis in the County of Annapolis & Province of Nova Scotia Gent.; are held & firmly bound unto Joseph Winniett Esq. Judge of His Majesty’s Courts of Wills & Probate for ye County Of Annapolis in the Province Aforesaid in the full sum of Three Hundred pounds of Good & Lawfull money of great Britain, to be paid unto him the said Joseph Winniett or his Successors in office, to which payments well & freely to be made, we bind Ourselves & each of us, Ours & each of our heirs, Executors & Administrators severally & firmly by these present. Sealed with our seales Dated this Sixth day of April AD 1789 in the 29th Year of His Majesty’s reign.
Whereas Letters of Guardianship bearing every Date herewith of Asenath Fisher and Isabel Fisher, Minors, hath been granted to Aron Hardy And whereas the said Asenath Fisher & Isabel Fisher is Intitled to sundry Effects the property of the Late Nathaniel Fisher which they are unable to (Manage?) by reason Of their Minority, but has Committed the same to the Care & Custody of the said Aron Hardy~
Now the Condition Of this Obligation is such That if the said Aron Hardy shall well and Faithfully Preserve & Keep all such Effects of the said Asenath Fisher and Isabel Fisher as shall come to his hands, Possession or power, & shall well & Faithfully take proper Care of the same, the most for their Advantage & Benefit & shall render a Just Account of his doings herein when thereunto Call’d, Then this Obligation to be Void or else to remain in full Force & (Virtue?)

Signed, Sealed and delivered in presence of us~

Joseph Winniett Aaron Hardy
David Bent
Benj’m Prince