Free Negro Bond for Martha Augustus Ferguson
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Know all Men by These Presents,
That we, Martha Augustus Ferguson as prinipal
, and J. Harvey Douglass 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 23 day of April A.D. 1861

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas,the said
Fergusonhas 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.

Martha Augustus her X mark Ferguson

L.S.

J H Douglass

L.S.

L.S.

41 years 5 feet 2 1/4 high dark colored.
hair on her chin. Washer. very small scar on the
left side oon her nose near the eye.

License to include Pricilla Augustus daughter of Martha.
aged 16 years. right eye blind. large scar on right thigh.

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