Free Negro Bond for Joseph Allen
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Know all Men by These Presents,
That we, Joseph Allen as prinipal
, and James Clemens Jr. 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 22nd day of April A.D. 1861

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

Joseph his X mark Allen


James Clemesn Jr



5.7- 57- scar under right eye mole on
side of nose under right eye. naturally bald head
dragman. scar on right hand

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