Free Negro Bond for William Peterson
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Know all Men by These Presents,
That we, William Peterson as prinipal
, and Nathaniel C. Clairborne 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 third day of June A.D. 1861

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

William his X mark Peterson


N C. Clairborne



36 years 5 ft. 10 inches high. very black. scar on the
forehead over right eye. Barber by occupation.


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Wm Peterson
Free Negro

June 3 1861.
S. W. Eager Jr.