Free Negro Bond for Joshua Minor
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Know all Men by These Presents,
That we, Joshua Minor as prinipal
, and Edward Hale 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 Thirty first day of March A.D. 1862

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas,the said
Joshua Minor applied on the 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.


Jno F. Humphreys

Joshua his X mark Minor


Edward Hale



50 5'-6 1/4"- dark mulatto. deformed nail on the
right little finger. loss of both lower front teeth.
farmer. (Emancipated by Provost Marshal by
act of Congress)