Free Negro Bond for James Butler
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Know all Men by These Presents, That we,
James Butler as prinipal, and
Charles MoraceJohn Washington as securities,
are held and firmly bound unto the State of Missouri, in the just and
full sum of fivehundred 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 2nd day of August A.D. 1853

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas, the said
James Butler 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.


Mit W Siouie

Charles Horace


John his X mark Washington


James his X mark Butler

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James Butler.
Free Negro Bond.
Filed Aug 2. 1853.
L. F Lacy Clk.