Free Negro Bond for Thompson
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Know all men by these presents that weLucinda
Thompson as principal and Jerry Thompson+ William Littletonas security
are held and firmly bound unto 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 administrators
and assigns jointly and severally by these presents sealed
with our seals and dated this  [ gap:  ]  day of
March Eighteen hundred and forty four

The condition of this obligation is such that
whereas Lucinda Thompson has this day obtained
from the County Court of the County of St Louis
a license to remain in the State of Missouir
as a free person of color under the provisions
"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 Lucinda
Thompson shall be of good character behavior
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

Witness

Andrew HH Dawson


Jerry his X mark Thompson

Seal

Lucinda her mark Thompson

Seal

Wm. Littleton

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