Mary Charlotte, a woman of color v. Gabriel S. Chouteau
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Know all men by these presents, that we George
R. Taylor, as principal and
as security, are held and firmly bound unto the
State of MissouriMissouri, in the full and just sum of
Fifteen Hundred Dollars; for the payment
of which, we bind ourselves, our executors, adminstrators,
and assigns.

Given under our hands and seals, this seventh day of December eighteen hundred and fifty three

The condition of the above obligation is such
that, whereas John MJohn M . Wimer, Sheriff of the CountyCounty of St Louis
of St LouisCounty of St Louis, state aforesaid, by virtue of an order
made by the St Louis Circuit CourtCircuit Court , on the

Sixth day of December 1853, in a certain suit
in which MaryMary Charlotte CharlotteMary Charlotte is plaintiff, and
GabrielGabriel S Chouteau SGabriel S Chouteau . ChouteauGabriel S Chouteau is defendant, has this day hired
to the said Geroge R. Taylor, a negro girl named
Euphrasia, aged about eleven years for the sum
of three dollars per month.

Now, if the said Geroge R. Taylor, shall permit the
said negro to attend her counsel or that of said
CharlotteCharlotte and the said Court, and not remove her
or permit her to be removed out of the jurisdiction
of said Court, and not be subjected to severity
on account of said suit or application for freedom,
and shall pay to said sheriff the said
monthly hire, then this obligation to be

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void, otherwise, to remain in full force.

G R Taylor

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