Free Negro Bond for James Patterson
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Know all Men by These Presents,
That we, James Patterson as prinipal
, and John De Barry 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
Pattersonhas 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 Patterson


John DeBarry



5.9- 25- mulatto- heavy
sit. long hair, no scars, steamboating

Pd H 1.

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James Patterson
Free Negro

April 23 1861.
S. W. Eager Jr.