Free Negro Bond for Walker
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Know all men by these presents that
Maria Walker as principal and Clay-
ton Tiffin as security are held and
firmly bound unto the State of MifsouriMissouri
in the just and full sum of four
hundred dollars that is to say the
said Maria Walker in the sum of
two hundred dollars & the said Clayton
Tiffin in the sum of two hundred doll-
ars for the true payment of which said sum
we bind ourselves one & each of our
loyal representatives jointly & severally
firmly by these presents sealed with
our seals & dated this fourth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & forty three.

The condition of the above
obligation is such that whereas the said
Maria Walker has this day obtained from the County Court of St Louis County a license
to remain in this state under the provisions
of an act of the General AfsemblyAssembly of the
State of MifsouriMissouri entitled "An act more
effectually to prevent free persons of
color from entering into this state and
for other purposes" approved the
twenty third day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & forty three. Now if the
said Maria Walker shall be of good
behavior during the continuance of said license
then the above obligation to be void else to be & remain
in full force


TB Hudson

Maria her x mark Walker


Clayton Tiffin