Free Negro Bond for John Arthur Timbers
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Know all Men by These Presents,
That we, John Arthur Timbers as prinipal
, and Henry W Smith as security,
are held and firmly bound unto the State of Missouri, in the just and
full sum of fivehundred 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 23rd day of April A.D. 1861

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

John his X mark Arthur Timbers


Henry W. Smith



5_6 3/4_ 35_ mulatto. small
scar on left cheek, long hair

Pd H 1 one dol dm clk fayette Co

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John Arthur Timbers
Free Negro

April 23 1861.
S. W. Eager Jr.