Free Negro Bond for Burnes
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Know all men by these Presents that Harriet Burnes
a free woman of color as principal + William B. Richardson
as security are held and firmly bound unto the State of
MifsouriMissouri in the penal sum of four hundred Dollars
that is to say said in the sum of two hundred
as principal + said Richardson int eh sum of
two hundred as security to the payment of
which sum full and truly to be made the said
Harriet as principal + the said Richardson as
security hereby bind themselves, their heirs executors
and administrators firmly by their presents sealed with
our seals and dated this 2 day of May 1843
But this Bond is made upon this condition
that where as the county court of Saint Louis County
is about to grant the said Harriet license to
remain in the state of MifsouriMissouri according to
the Statute in such case made and provided
now of the said Harriet shall be of good behavior
while whe remain in said state the this bond
to be void otherwise to remain in full force


Harriet X Burnes


W. B. Richardson