Free Negro Bond for Minerva Hoskins
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Know all Men by These Presents,
That we, Minerva Hoskins as prinipal
, and Jonathan Hatch 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 20 day of April A.D. 1861

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

Minerva her X mark Hoskins


J Hatch



22 years old
5 feet 2 inches high, very dark & quite small,
marked with small pox


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Minerva Hoskins
Free Negro

April 20 1861.
S. W. Eager Jr.