Free Negro Bond for Bond
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Know all men by these presents that IMary
Siser as principal and Robert FreilandJacob Betzhoover
as security are held and firmly bound
unto the state of MifsouriMissouri in the just and
full sum of four hundred dollars for a
true payment of which said sum of
money we bind ourselves our and each
of our heirs executors administrators and afsignsassigns for our jointly and severally fir
mly by these presents sealed with our
seals and dated this the second day of May in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and forty three.

The condition of the above obliga-
tion is such that whereas the said Mary
Siser, has this day obtained from the County
Court of St Louis County a License to rem-
ain in the seals under the perversions of
an act of the General AfsemblyAssembly of the
State of MifsouriMissouri entitled "an act more
effectually to prevent free persons of
color from entering into the state and
for other purposes appreoved the 23rd day of February in the year of our Lord one Thousand and eight hundred and forty three. Now of the said Mary Siser shall
be of good Behavior during the Contin-
uance of said License then the above
obligation to be void else to remain
in full force

Mary her X mark Siser


Jacob Betzhoover

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Mary Siser
To Bond

The State of MifsouriMissouri

May 2nd 1843