Thanks to Dennis Bell who passed along a PDF file today that he'd found while doing some Internet genealogy.
This document is stamped "Halifax County Circuit Court, VA" and has a hand-written label identifying it with John Turpin and Elizabeth Carter (Newt Turpin's parents) on February 27th, 1797. John's mark and Elizabeth's brother Richard's signatures are at the bottom.
This is a bit hard to decipher due to the handwriting and ink that bled through from the other side. You can tell the paper was folded into fours. We're glad to have it regardless. This was posted on the Reynolds Friends and Family website if you'd like to check it out further.