Free Negro Bond for Godfrey Patterson
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Know all Men by These Presents, That we,
Godfrey Patterson as prinipals, and
Arthur Sitch 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 13 day of Aug A.D. 1856

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


J. Thornburgh

Godfrey his X mark Patterson


Arthur Sitch


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Godfrey Patterson
Bond Free negro
Filed Aug 13 1856