Free Negro Bond for Catherine Baptiste
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Know all Men by These Presents,
That we, Catherine Baptiste as prinipal
, and William F Ferguson 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 thirteenth day of May A.D. 1861

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

Judge Ferguson

Catherine her X mark Baptiste


William Ferguson



5ft- 60- very black, heavy set_

Pd H 1.

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Catherine Baptiste
Free Negro

May 13 1861.
S. W. Eager Jr.