Free Negro Bond for William Burton
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Know all Men by These Presents, That we,
William Burton as prinipals, and
Thomas Allen 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 first day of April A.D. 1861

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


John F. Humphreys


S W Eager Jr.


William his X mark Burton


Tho Allen



5 ft 5 in. rather dark. thick lips, high forehead,
scar over the right eye, _ one on the back of
the right hand. heavy set, weigh about 163.
farmer. 46 years old

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Bond of
Wm Burton
free negro
emancipated by
Thos Allen
Filed April 1, 1861
S. W. Eager Jr.