Free Negro Bond for Frederick Smith
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Know all Men by These Presents,
That we, Frederick Smith as prinipal
, and Wm. Carr Lane 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 22d day of April A.D. 1861

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

Frederick his X mark Smith


Wm. Carr Lane



42 years old 5 feet 7 3/4 high light mulatto
Heavily built. gray hair. scar on left temple.
lame in right hip.

50 c p.E

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Fred Smith
Free Negro

April 22 1861.
S. W. Eager Jr.