Free Negro Bond for Louisa Mahoney
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Know all Men by These Presents,
That we, Louisa Mahoney as prinipal
, and Edward T. Farish 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 twentieth day of April A.D. 1861

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas,the said
Louisa Mahoneyhas applied to the Board of
County Commissioners 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.

Louisa her X mark Mahoney


Edw. T Farish



Louise Mahoney is a woman of dark copper_color
about fifty two years of age - five feet & two inches
high - now & for the part Eighteen years in the
Employ of his. Dr. E.H.M-Cabo. Servant.