Free Negro Bond for Courteney Withington
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Know all Men by These Presents,
That we, Courteney Withington formerly Dupee as prinipal
, and Samuel Simmons + Franklin A Dick 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 16 day of Apl A.D. 1861

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas,the said
Withingtonhas applied to the Board of
County Commissioners 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.

Courtney Withington


Samuel Simmons


F. A. Dick


18 years. 5.3 1/4 years. Scar on
right cheek. wife of a slave of George Robinson


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Courteney Withington
Formerly Dupee
Free Negro

Filed April 16 1861
S W. Eager Jr