Free Negro Bond for Reese
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Know all men by these presents that Anthony sometimes
called Anthony Reese a free person of Colour as principal
and Charles S Rannells as security are held and firmly bound
unto the State of Missouri in the penal sum of two hun
-dred dollars which said sum to the payment of which
sum well and truly to be made the said Anthony as prin
-cipal and the said Charles S Rannells as security here
by bind themselves their heirs executors and adminis
-trators firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and
dated this 1st dat of May 1843

But this Bond is made upon this condition that where-
as the County Court of St Louis County is about to grant
the said Anthony license to remain in the state of
Missouri according to the statute in such case made
and provided Now if the said Anthony shall be of good
behaviour while he remains in said state then this
Bond to be void otherwise to remain in full force


A Gamble

Anthony his x mark Reese


C.S. Rannells

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Anthony Reese
To Bond
The State of MifsouriMissouri

Filed May 1st 1843
Julius De Mun Clerk
By Henry P. Wise Depty.