Free Negro Bond for Robinson
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Know all men by these presents that we David
Robinson as principal and Orrin Smith as
security are held and firmly bound unto the
State of Missouri each in the just and full sum of
Two hundred dollars for the true payment of which
sum of money we bind ourselves our executors
administrators and assigns jointly and
severally by these presents sealed with our seals
and dated this first day of July in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty three

The condition of this obligation is such that
whereas said David Robinson has this day
obtained from the County Court of the County
of St Louis a license to remain in the
State of Missouri as a free person of color under
the provisions of an act entitled "An act more
effectually to prevent free persons of color from
entering into the state and other purposes"

Now the condition of this Bond is such
that if the said David Robinson shall
be of good behaviour during the continuance of
said license, then the above obligation to be
null and void Otherwise to be and remain
in full force and virtue in law


Andrew HH Dawson

David Robinson


Orrin Smith