Free Negro Bond for Samuel Berthe
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Know all Men by These Presents, That we,
Samuel Berthe as prinipals, and
Charles A Lacoste as security,
are held and firmly bound unto the State of Missouri, in the just and
full sum of Tenhundred 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 5 day of May A.D. 1858

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas, the said
Berthe 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 residence in the State of
Missouri, then this obligation to be void, else of full force and virtue.

Saml Berthe


C A Lacoste



32. 5.4. Class House Sev.

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Samuel Berthe
Free Negro. Bond
Filed May 5th 1858
J Thornburgh