Free Negro Bond for Barney Mahoney
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Know all Men by These Presents,
That we, Barney Mahoney as prinipal
, and John E Brooks as security,
are held and firmly bound unto the State of Missouri, in the just and
full sum of Five hundred 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 22d day of April A.D. 1861

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

Barney Mahoney


Jno. E. Brooks



49 years 5 feet 1 inch. very light mulatto. small
scar near the month on right cheek. small blue spot
from india ink on left hand.