County of St. Louis, SS.
The State of Missouri,
To all who shall see these presents--Greeting:
Know Ye, that Mary Ann Johnson aged twenty three,
years, Five feet one inches high, Large scar across
the left arm. at the elbow. washer by occupation,
daughter of Matilda Reed. + Wife of Edw Johnson
and by occupation a+ who was emancipated in 1845 by A.E. Janny in the Circuit Court
having on the Second day of November in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and fortysixty produced satisfactory
evidence before the Board of County Court Commissioners of said county, that she is of the class of
free negros and mulattoes who are authorized by law to be licensed by said
Court Board to reside within the State of Missouri; that he is of good charac-
ter and behavior, and capable of supporting her self by lawful employment;
and having also obtained from said Court Board an order for a license to reside
within the State aforesaid; These are, therefore, to license and authorize the
said Mary Ann Johnson to reside within the State
aforesaid, so long as she shall be of good behavior, and no longer.
In Testimony Whereof, I. Lewis F. Lacy Samuel W. Eager Jr. Secretary of the
Board Clerk of the County Court Commissioners of said County, have here-
unto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Board Court at
the City of St. Louis, this Second day of November in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and fortySixty
Saml W. Eager Jr.Clerk Secretary
State of Missouri
County of St. Louis,
I, Lewis F. Lacy,
Clerk of the County Court Samuel W. Eager Jr. Secretary of the
Board of County Commissioners within and for
County aforesaid, do hereby certify that I have this day duly registered the
foregoing license, according to the law.
Given under my hand and the seal of said Court, at at the City
of St. Louis, this Second day of November in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and fortySixty.
SW Eager Jr.Clerk Secretary.