Free Negro Bond for Bond
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Know all men by there presents that I
Melly Mines as principal and Peter
Vandervort as security acknowlegde
themselves bound unto the The State of MifsouriMissouri
in the penal sum of Two hundred
Dollars for the payment of which
well and truly to be made we bind
ourselves our heirs Executors and
administrators firmly by these presents
sealed and signed this 2nd day of May AD 1843 Now the condi
tion of this bond is this that whereas
the county court of the county
of saint Louis has this day granted
a leave to the above bonnder
Milly Minor to reside and remain
in The State of MifsouriMissouri according
to the statute in such case made
and providence has of the said
Milly Minor during her residence
in said State of MifsouriMissouri shall
be of good behavior and of
peaceable and [ ordely ] conduct
then this bond to be void other
wise in full force


Henry P. Wise

Milly her X mark Minor


Peter Vandervort