Free Negro Bond for Thomas J Hawkins
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Know all Men by These Presents, That we,
Thomas J Hawkins as prinipal, and
John S Bowen 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 26th day of October A.D. 1859

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas, the said
Thomas J Hawkins 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.

Approved: Oct 26/59
M H Lightner Prusser.

Thomas J Hawkins


Jno S. Bowen



32 years old heavily built, rather light complexion
lost right arm, - farm hand
5 feet 9.

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Free Negro Bond
Thomas J Hawkins
Filed Oct. 26, 1859.
S W Eager Jr.