Free Negro Bond for James Davis
   
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Know all Men by These Presents,
That we, James Davis as prinipal
, and John W. Collins as security,
are held and firmly bound unto the State of Missouri, in the just and
full sum of Five hundred 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 23d day of April A.D. 1861

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

James his X mark Davis

L.S.

John W. Colin

L.S.

L.S.

5.5 3/4 28- griff color or dark.
scar on right fore finger, high forehead,
steward

PdH 1.

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James Davis
Bond
Free Negro

Filed
April 23 1861.
S. W. Eager Jr.
Secry