County of St. Louis, SS.
The State of Missouri,
To all who shall see these presents--Greeting:
Know Ye, that John Evans aged twenty one,
years, Five feet eight inches high, bright mulatto
anchor on the left hand. star on right hand.
or Brig on right arm & dancing girl on left arm
and by occupation a Musician and servant having on the first day of April in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and fortysixty one produced satisfactory
evidence before the Board of County Court of said county, that he is of the class of
free negros and mulattoes who are authorized by law to be licensed by said Court to reside within the State of Missouri; that he is of good charac-
ter and behavior, and capable of supporting him self by lawful employment;
and having also obtained from said Court an order for a license to reside
within the State aforesaid; These are, therefore, to license and authorize the
said John Evans to reside within the State
aforesaid, so long as he shall be of good behavior, and no longer.
In Testimony Whereof, I. Lewis F. Lacy Samuel W. Eager Jr.
Clerk of the County Court of said
County, have here-
unto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court at
the City of St. Louis, this fourteenth day of April in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and fortySixty three.
Saml W. Eager Jr.Clerk
State of Missouri
County of St. Louis,
I, Lewis F. Lacy, Samuel W. Eager Jr.
Clerk of the County Court within and for
the County aforesaid, do hereby certify that I have this day duly registered the
foregoing license, according to the law. on April 1, 1861.
Given under my hand and the seal of said Court, at the City
of St. Louis, this fourteenth day of April in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and fortySixty three
SW Eager Jr.Clerk