Free Negro Bond for Almstead Parker
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Know all Men by These Presents, That we,
Almstead Parker as prinipal, and
Presley Cordell as securities,
are held and firmly bound unto the State of Missouri, in the just and
full sum of Twohundred Dollars, lawful money of the
United State, for the payment of which we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors
and administrators, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals, and
dated this 10th day of Feby A.D. 1848

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas, the said
Almstead Parker has applied to the County Court
of St. Louis County for, and obtained a license to reside in the State of
Missouri, during good behavior: Now, if the said applicant shall be of
good character and behavior during his residence in the State of Missouri, then this
obligation to be void, else of full force and virtue.

Almsted his X mark parker

L.S.

Presley Cordell

L.S.

L.S.