Caroline Bascom, a mulatto girl v. John Ferguson
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I acknowledge myself bound for all costs that may accrue in the above cause.

Witness my hand and seal, at St. LouisSt Louis, this twenty sixth day of December 18455security approvedJnJohn Ruland RulandJohn Ruland Clerk,
On reading & considering the above aforegoing petition, It is ordered (if the said
petitioner shall give security for costs, satisfactory to the clerk,