Free Negro Bond for Josias Gordon
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Know all Men by These Presents, That we,
Josias Gordon as prinipals, and
Jefferson German 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 Nov A.D. 1856

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


JB McHellen

Josias his X mark Gordon



Jefferson German


35. 5.5 3 Servant

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J. Gordon
Filed Nov 5 1856
J. Thornburgh