Free Negro Bond for Burges
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Know all men by these presents that
we Albert Burges as principal and
Richard Lockhart as security are
held & firmly bound unto the state
of MifsouriMissouri in the sum of four
Hundred Dollars, that is to say
Albert Burges is bound in the sum
of Two Hundred Dollars_ and the
said Richard Lockwood is bound
is the sum of Two Hundred dollars
for the payment of which well &
truly to be made we bind our
selves, our heirs, executors, administra
tors and each and every of these firmly
by these presents, sealed with
our seals & dated this fouth day of May AD Eighteen Hundred & forty three

The condition of this ob-
ligation is such that whereas
the county court of st Louis County
has granted to the said Albert Burges
a license to reside in this state
of MifsouriMissouri : Now if the said Albert
Burges, during his residence in
said state of MifsouriMissouri , shall
be of good behaviour, then
this obligation to be void, other
wise to remain in full force
& virtue in Law

Albert his X mark Burges


R.I. Lockwood

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Albert Burges
To Bond
State MifsouriMissouri

4th May 1843