Free Negro Bond for John Louis
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Know all Men by These Presents,
That we, John Louis as prinipal
, and L.C. Boislimiere 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 25th day of May A.D. 1861

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

Approved May 25, 1861 Attest S.W. Eger Jr. Secretary

Susan her X mark Little


Thos H. Golding



35 years 5ft 7 1/2 inches high, very black, knocked kneed
speak french & english, scar in the middle of the
forehead, & large scar on right thumb
carpenter & steamboat paid by occupation.

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