Free Negro Bond for Bell or Isabella Carries alias Reed
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Know all Men by These Presents,
That we, Bell or Isabella Carries alias Reed as prinipal
, and William P English 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 twenty third day of April A.D. 1861

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas,the said
Carries alias Reedhas 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.

Witness to mark
of Carries alias Reed

JR Lackland

Isabella Carries alias Reed her X mark



Wm. P. English


5-4 3/4 -19- black color-
scar in right wrist. washer,

Pd H 1

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Bell or Isabella Carries
alias Reed
Free Negro

April 23 1861.
S. W. Eager Jr.