Free Negro Bond for Legen
   
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Know all men by these presents that I Nancy Legen as
principal a free woman of color and John Calvert
as security are held and firmly bound unto the State of
MifsouriMissouri in the just and full sum of two hundred _
Dollars for the payment of which well & truly to be
made for said sum of money we bind ourselves and
each of our heirs executors administrators & afsignsassigns
jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed
with our seals and dated this third day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three. _

The condition of the above obligation is such that
whereas the said Nancy Legen has this day obtained
from the County of St Louis a license to remain in the
State of MifsouriMissouri under an Act entitled "An act to
prevent free persons of color from entering into
said state and for other purposes Now if the siad
Nancy Legen shall be of good behavior during the
continuance of said license then the above obligation
to be void else to remain in full force & virtue

In testimoney whereof the said Nancy Legen & John
Calvert have here unto set their hands & offered
their seals_

Witness

Henry J. Wise


NancyMary her x mark Legen

Seal

John Calvert

Seal
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MaryNancy Legen
To Bond
The State of Missouri

May 3, 1843