Free Negro Bond for Lee
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State of MifsouriMissouri County of St Louis fs
Know all men by these presents that we
Francis Lee as principal Richard Dowling as secu-
rity Ackowledge ourselves to owe and be
indebted unto the State of MifsouriMissouri in the
penal sum of four hundred dollars for
the payment of which we bind ourselves our
heirs executors and administrators the Condition
is such that whereas the County Court said
St Louis County in said State have this
day granted unto the above named Francis
Lee a Free [ negroe ] a license to remain
in said State now if the said Francis
Lee shall be of good behaviour as is
provided by the act of said State pafsedpassed at the sefsionsession of the legislature of 1843
and [ aproved ] on the 23d day of Febuary 1843 then this Obligation to be void othe-
rwise to remain in full force and virtue

WitnefsWitness our hands and seal
this day of December 1844


SD Barlow

Francis his x mark Lee


R Dowling

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Bond of
Francis Lee

Filed 21 Dec 1844
SD Barlow Clk