Free Negro Bond for Louisa Johnson
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Know all Men by These Presents, That we,
Louisa Johnson as prinipals, and
James Spere as security,
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 Twelfth day of February A.D. 1861

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas,the said
Louisa Johnsonhas applied to the Board of County Comissioners 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 her residence in the State of
Missouri, then this obligation to be void, else of full force and virtue.


John F. Humphrey

Louisa her X mark Johnson



James Spere


Bright mulatto. 22 years old. 5ft 4 1/4 washer