Free Negro Bond for Caroline Shelton
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Know all Men by These Presents, That we,
Caroline Shelton as prinipal, and
Wilson Henley as securities,
are held and firmly bound unto the State of Missouri, in the just and
full sum of Tenhundred Dollars, lawful money of the
United States, for the payment of which we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors
and administrators, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals, and
dated this 20 day of June A.D. 1849

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas, the said
Caroline 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 residence in the State of Missouri,
then this obligation to be void, else of full force and virtue.

Caroline Shelton


Wilson Henley