Free Negro Bond for Philip Curtis
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Know all Men by These Presents, That we,
Philip Curtis as prinipal, and
John Siminds & J. C. Reynolds as securities,
are held and firmly bound unto the State of Missouri, in the just and
full sum of Two.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 13th day of March A.D. 1849

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas, the said
Philip Curtis 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.

Philip his X mark Curtis


John Simonds


J F Reynolds

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Philip Curtis negro Bond
Filed 13th March 1849
Lewis F Lacy Clk