Free Negro Bond for Martha Smith
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Know all Men by These Presents,
That we, Martha Smith as prinipal
, and Henry W Hough 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
Smithhas 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.

Martha her X mark Smith


Henry W. Hough



30 years 5 ft 3 1/4 high. light mulatto.
left eye tooth decayed. wiry hair wairy & very black
license to include Seamstress.
Mary Jane. her Child. aged 10 years. mulatto. marked with
small pox.

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Martha Smith
Free Negro

April 23 1861.
S. W. Eager Jr.