Free Negro Bond for Taylor
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Know all men by these presents that I Hester
Ann Taylor as principal and
Reynolds as security are held and firmly bound
unto the State of MifsouriMissouri in the just and full
sum of two hundred dollars for the true payment
of which we bind ourselves one and each of our
heirs executors administrators and afsignsassigns
jointly & severally firmly by these presents
sealed with our seals & dated this the sec- ond day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & forty three

The condition of the above obligation is
such, that whereas the said Hester Ann
Taylor has this day obtained from the
County Court of St Louis County to remain
in the state under the provisions of an
act of the General AfsemblyAssembly of the State
of MifsouriMissouri entitled "An Act more
effectually to prevent free persons of
color from coming into this State and for
other purposes Now if the said Hester
Ann shall be of good behavior
during the continuance of said license
then the above obligation to be void else
to be and remain in full force

Hester her x mark Ann Taylor


Robert x R Reynolds

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Hester Ann Taylor

May 2, 1843