Free Negro Bond for Richard Clinton
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Richard & Elizabeth Clinton.

Know all Men by These Presents,
That we, Richard Clinton as prinipal
, and Richard G. Woodson as security,
are held and firmly bound unto the State of Missouri, in the just and
full sum of One thousandhundred 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 day of April A.D. 1861

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas,the said
Richard Clinton + Elizabeth Clinton his wifehas 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 severally be of good character and behavior
during their residence in the State of Missouri, then this
obligation to be void, else of full force and virtue.


Samuel W. Eager Jr.

Richard her X mark Clinton



R.G. Woodson


Richard. 37 years old. 5 feet 7 high. mulatto
long hair. left eye smaller thanthe other. Farmer.

Elizabeth, his wife. 37 years old. 4 feet 11 1/4 high.
dark complexion. rather long hair. HouseKeeper.

2 P.E.