Free Negro Bond for Absalom C. Grimes
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"America's Bond"

Know all Men by These Presents, That we,
Absalom C Grimes as prinipals, and
Benjamin Farrar as security,
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 17th day of September A.D. 1860

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas, the said
a free nulato named "America" has applied to the Board of 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 her residence in the State of
Missouri, then this obligation to be void, else of full force and virtue.

A C Grimes


Ben Farrar



"America" description-
28 years of age; 5 feet 1 3/4 inches high; has a mole under
her left eye; is slightly built; & is a washer woman by
occupation, was emancipated in the Ralla Circuit Court
Aug 31, 1860 by Wm L Grimes' administrator.

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Free negress Bond
Filed Sept 17 1860
S W Eager Jr