Free Negro Bond for George Hopkins
   
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Know all Men by These Presents,
That we, George Hopkins as prinipal
, and Dannie A. Ranlings 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 day of April A.D. 1861

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

George his mark Hopkins

L.S.

L.S.

D A Ranlings

L.S.

27 years. 5.ft 9. light mulatto scar
on nose & front part of Head. has a mistuse
in the abdomen _ is much swelled in confruence
there of Boatman.

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George Hopkins
Bond
Free Negro

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