Free Negro Bond for Powell
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Know all men by these presents that We John
Powell as principal an Charles Ricker
as security are held and firmly bound into the
State of Missouri in the just and full sum of Two
hundred dollars each for the true payment
of which sum of money we bind ourselves executors
adminsitrators and assigns jointly and severally
by these presents sealed with our seals and dated
this fourteenth day of November Eighteen hundred + forty three The condition of this obligation is
such that whereas John Powell has this
day obtained from the county court of the
county of S Louis a license to remain in
the Sate of Missouri as a free person
of Color made the provisions of an act entitled
an act to more effectually 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 John
Powell shall be of good behaviour during th
the continuance of said license then
the above obligationto be null and void
Otherwise to be and remain in full force an
virtue in Law


Andrew HH Dawson

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