Free Negro Bond for Ellis
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Know all men by these presents
that I Patsey Ellis as principal and
Samuel RufsellRussell and Misan Leshi
as sureties are held and firmly
bound unto the State of MifsouriMissouri in
the sum of two hundred Dollars
for the payment of which well and
truly to be made we bind ourselves
firmly by these presents in testimony
whereof we have hereunto set our
hands and seals this 19th day of June AD 1843. Now the condition of this
obligation is such that whereas the said
Patsey Ellis hath this day obtained license
to reside in the State of MifsouriMissouri as a
free colored person according to the statute in such case and
provided Now if the said Patsey shall
during her residence in said State
conduct herself in a peaceable and
orderly manner and be of good
behavior then this bond to be void
otherwise not

Patsey her x mark Ellis

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S RufsellRussell

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Misan Leshi

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