Free Negro Bond for Mike Thomas
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Know all Men by These Presents, That we,
Mike Thomas as prinipals, and
Isaac H. Steergeon + Henry Cobb 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 13th day of Febry A.D. 1861

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas,the said
Mike Thomashas 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 his residence in the State of
Missouri, then this obligation to be void, else of full force and virtue.

Witness

S W Eager Jr.


Henry Cobb

SEAL.

Isaac H. Steergeon

SEAL.

Mike his X mark Thomas

SEAL.

35 years old. 5 ft. 6 inches
full scunoded temples.
long scar over left eye. and one in the middle of
the forehead. quite dark. stoops forward. & is an
engineer on the river.