Free Negro Bond for Jones
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Know all men by these presents that we William
Jones as principal and Orin Smith as security
are held and firmly bound unto the State of Missouri
in the just and full sum of Two hundred dollars
for the payment of which sum of money we bind
ourselves our heirs executors administrators and assigns
jointly and severally by these presents sealed
with our seals and dated this nineteenth day of June Eighteen hundred and forty three
the condition of this obligation is such
that whereas William Jones has this
day obtained from the County Court of
Saint Louis County a license to remain in
the Sate of Missouri as a free person of color
under the provisions of an act Entitled "an
act more effectually to prevent free persons of
color from entering into the Sate and
other purposes" Now the condition of
this bond is such that of the said Williams Jones
shall be of good behaviour during the
continuance of said license then the
above obligations to be void. Otherwise to
remain in full force and virtue in Law


Andrew H H Dawson

Wm his X mark Jones


Orin Smith

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William Jones
To Bond
State of MifsouriMissouri
June 19. 1843