Free Negro Bond for John Clemmens
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Know all Men by These Presents, That we,
John Clemmens as prinipal, and
Cheir H. Fairchild as securities,
are held and firmly bound unto the State of Missouri, in the just and
full sum of fivehundred 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 fifth day of October A.D. 1853

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas, the said
John Clemmens 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.

Witness
Ehod M Shands

John his X mark Clemmens

SEAL.

C H Fairchild

SEAL.

SEAL.