Free Negro Bond for Benjamin Shepherd
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Know all Men by These Presents,
That we, Benjamin Shepherd as prinipal, and
Charles Tillman 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 November A.D. 1859

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas, the said
Benjamin Shepherd has applied to the Board of 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.


S W. Eager Jr.


Benj Shepherd


Chyarles Tillman



26 years old: 5 ft 11 1/4: well built: Scar on
the left side of his lip under the left nostril + of
rather a light color.
occupation a Barber.

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Free Negro Bond
Benjamin Shepherd
Filed Nov 4 1859.
S W Eager Jr