Free Negro Bond for Ridout
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Know all Persons by these presents
that I William Ridout Principal
& Isaac Vanstouten Security are held
& firmly Bound to the State of
MifsouriMissouri as follows the said William
Ridout in the sum of two hundred
dollars for the payment of which
sum of money to be paid faithfully
by ourselves Administrators & executors
by these presents sealed and dayed
this 26 day of June 1843 the County Court of
the County of Saint Louis granted a
license to the said William Ridout
to remain in the State of MifsouriMissouri
so long as he shall be of good beha-
viour in accordance with an act
entitled an act more effectually
to prevent free Persons of colour from
entering into this state and for other purposes approved
Feb 23, 1843_ more now if the said William Ridout
shall conduct himself well & be of good behaviour
during his continuance of the above license
in the State of MifsouriMissouri then this obligation to be
void otherwise to remain in full force and
effect

Teste

Henry J. Wise


William his x mark Ridout

Seal

I Vanstouten

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