Free Negro Bond for Benjamin Simpson
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Know all Men by These Presents, That we,
Benjamin Simpson as prinipal, and
Edward Barnes 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 5 day of July A.D. 1854

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


J Thornburgh

Benjamin his X mark Simpson


Edward Barnes