Free Negro Bond for Elizabeth Allen
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Know all Men by These Presents, That we,
Elizabeth Allen as prinipals, and
Charles Cheriott 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 15th day of April A.D. 1861

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas,the said
Elizabeth Allenhas applied to the County 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.


J. T. Humphrys

Elizabeth her X mark Allen


Charles Cheriot



5 3/4in high heavy built, weight about
195. bright mulatto. 33 years old.