Free Negro Bond for Talbert
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Know all men by these presents that we
Jim (a man of Colour) as Principal and William K
Rule as Surety acknowledge ourselves to owe
and be indebted unto the State of Missouri in
the Penal Sum of_each two hundred Dollars
for the payment whereof we bind ourselves our heirs & administrators_

The Condition of the above obligation is
such that whereas the County Court of
of Saint Louis County in said State, have th [ gap: ;reason: damage ] 
day Granted unto the said Jim (a man of_
Colour) a free negro, a license to remain in said
State now if the said Jim shall be of good
behavior as provided by the act of said
State passed at the session of the Legislator
for 1842_3_ and approved on the 23rd Feby 1843 then this obligation to be void otherwise
to remain in full force and virtue_

WitnefsWitness our hands & seals this Seventh day of March 1844


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Jim his x mark Talbott


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