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APPOINTMENT OF COUNTY CLERK

At a Special Term of the Circuit Superior Court Of Law and Chancery duly appointed and held in and for the County of Kanawha at the Court House thereof, (in pursuance of the Act to establish a Court of Law and Chancery in each of the Counties of the Commonwealth, and in certain Corporation herein mentioned on Wednesday the first day of June A. D. 1831.

Present Lewis Summers Esquire one of the Judges of the General Court, and Judge of the Nineteenth Circuit in the tenth Judicial District.

The Court proceeded to the appointment of Clerks, and there upon it is considered and ordered that Alexander W. Quarrier, be, and he is hereby appointed Clerk of this Court, to enter upon the duties of his office on the fifteenth day of the present month, and the said Alexander W. Quarrier being here in Court together with Lewis Ruffner John T. Turner George W. Summers, Joel Shrewsbury Benjamin A. Smith, Spicer Patrick and Aaron Whitteker, his securities, entered into and acknowledges a bond in the penalty of Ten Thousand Dollars conditioned as the law directs, And the said Alexander W. Quarrier took the Oath of Fidelity to the Commonwealth the oath prescribed by the Act entitled "An Act to amend an Act entitled an Act to Suppre.s ..elling" the Oath to support the Constitution of the United States, and the Oath of Office which said bond being severally acknowledged by the said Alexander W. Quarrier and his said securities here in open Court, the same is by order there of here recorded in the word and figures following to wit:

Know all men by these presents that

WE Alexander W. Quarrier, Lewis Ruffner, John T. Turner, George W. Summers, Joel Shrewsbury, Juno, Benjamin A. Smith, Spicer Patrick and Aaron Whitteker…are held and firmly bound unto John Floyd Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the just and full sum of Ten Thousand Dollars to be paid to the said Governor and to his successors in office for the time being, to 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 Oaths this first day of June in the year One thousand eight hundred and thirty one

The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas the above bound Alexander W. Quarrier, hath been duly appointed clerk of the Circuit Superior Court of Law, and Chancery, for the County of Kanawha, as will more fully appear by an entry of record in the said Court. Now if the said Alexander W. Quarrier shall in all things, truly and faithfully perform the duties of his office of Clerk of Kanawha County.

June Special Term 1831

The said Court, then the above obligation to word, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

Signed Sealed and Delivered in Open Court

A. W. Quarrier             Lewis Ruffner

John T. Turner             George W. Summers

Joel Shrewsbury, Jr.     Benj H. Smith

L. Patrick                     Aaron Whitteker

On the motion of Alexander W. Quarrier Clerk of this Court. Alexander T. Laidley is permitted to qualify as his deputy. And thereupon he took the Oath of fidelity to the Commonwealth, the Oath prescribed by an act entitled "An act to amend an act entitled an Act to Suppre.s ..elling" the Oath to support the Constitution of the United States, and the Oath of Office.

Alexander W. Quarrier Clerk of this Court this day together with John T. Turner and Joe Shrewsbury, Jr. His securties, entered into and acknowledges a bond in the penalty of One Thousand Dollars, conditioned for the payment into the Treasury of this Commonwealth all taxes composed by law on the …….. ..ued from this court and all other public monies which hath come to his hand as clerk of the Superior Court of Law for this County and which may come to his hand as Clerk of this Court from this day until the 1st day of September 1832 which said bond is ordered to be recorded.

James Wilson, Matthew Dunbar, Benjamin Smith, Charles R Baldwin, John M. Doddridge, George W. Summers, James Craike, Ezara Walker, and James W. Wood gentlemen, who have each of them been duly licensed to practice the Law, in the Courts of this Commonwealth, on their several motions have leave to practice in this Court, and thereupon they severally came into court and took the Oak of fidelity to this Commonwealth, the Oath to support the Constitution of the United States, and the oath of Office.

Ordered that this Court be adjourned until the first day of the next term.


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