Free Negro Bond for Smith
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Know all men by these presents that I Robert
Smith as principal and Samuel Maxwell
as security are held and firmly bound unto the
State of Missouri each in the sum of two hund
red Dollars well and truly to be paid we hereby
bind [ ourselfs ] our heirs executors and adminis
trators the condition of this Obligation is this
that wherein the county court of St Louis county
and State of Missouri have this day Granted unto
said Robert Smith a License under the provision
of an act of the state legistlature of said State [ aproved ]
February 23d 1843 now that the said Robert Smith
Shall be of Good behavior [ acording ] to the intent
and meaning of said act of the legistlature [ afforsaid ]
then this [ obbligation ] to be null and void otherwise
to remain and be in full force virtue

Witness our hands and seals this fourth day
of June 1844

Robert his mark Smith

Samuel Maxwell