Free Negro Bond for Henderson Goens
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Know all Men by These Presents,
That we, Henderson Goens as prinipal
, and John B LaBarge 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 26th 26 day of April A.D. 1861

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

Henderson her X mark Goens


John B LaBarge



5-10-1/4- 27- bright mulatto. left
little finger crooked. & nail on same
injured. steward.

Pd H 1.

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Henderson Goens
Free Negro

April 23 1861.
S. W. Eager Jr.

April 26, 1861