Free Negro Bond for Ferdinand Burns
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Know all Men by These Presents,
That we, Ferdinand Burns as prinipal, and
Charles A Lacoste 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 fourth day of January A.D. 1860

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas, the said
Ferdinand Burns has applied to the Board of the County CourtComissioner
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.

In presence of

Henry T. Mudd

Ferdinand his X mark Burns


C.A. Lacoste



28 5.7 carpenter

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Ferdinand Burns
C. A. Lacoste
Filed Jany 4 1860.
S.W. Eagers Jr.