Free Negro Bond for James Francis Ross
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Know all Men by These Presents, That we,
James Francis Ross as prinipal, and
Joshua Cheever + Jerome Millington as securities,
are held and firmly bound unto the State of Missouri, in the just and
full sum of five hundredhundred 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 fourth day of October A.D. 1859

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas, the said
James Francis Ross has applied to the County Court Comissioners
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.

Approved by the

S W Eager Jr.


James Francis Ross


J Cheever


Jerome Millington


34 years of age, 5 feet 11 inches high,
stronly built + pf rather light color