Free Negro Bond for William Gaseway
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Know all Men by These Presents,
That we, William Gaseway as prinipal
, and Francis Minor 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 27th day of May A.D. 1861

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

William his X mark Gaseway



Francis Minor


45 years of age. 5 feet 7 inches high. dark mulatto,
pox marked. forefinger of right hand broken,
Scar on the nose. Steamboat man,

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