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Know all Men by These Presents,That we,
John Baptist as prinipal,and
Charles Rodeman and EB Smith as securities,
are held and firmly bound unto the State of Missouri, in the just and
full sum of ten hundred Dollars, lawful money of the
United States, for the payment of which we bind ourselves, our heirs,
executors and administrators, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals, and
dated this 22 day of Dec A.D. 1846

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas, the said
John Baptiste has applied to the County Court
of St. Louis County for and obtained a license to reside in the State of
Missouri, during good behavior: Now, if the said applicant shall be of good character and behavior
during his residence in the State of Missouri, then this
obligation to be void, else of full force and virtue.

John Baptiste his mark


Chs. Rodermann


Elvis B. Smith

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John BaptisteDec 22nd 1846