Free Negro Bond for Butler
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Know all men by their presents that IEllen
Butleras principal and CunefsCuness WmKillsmiller
as security are held and firmly bound unto this
State of MifsouriMissouri in the just and full sum of
four hundred dollars that is to say the said Ellen Buckner in the sum of two hundred doll
ars, and the said Pete CunefsCuness + WmKillsmiller in the sum
one hundred dollars each for the true payment of
which we bind ourselves our are each of our heirs executors administrators and afsignsassigns
jointly and severally firmly by these presents
sealed with our seals and dated this the third
day of May in the year of our Lord are these
and eight hundred and forty three.

The condition of the above obligation such
that whereas the said Ellen Buckner has this
day obtained from the county court of St
Louis County a License to remain in this state
under the provision 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 this state and for other
purposes" Approved February the twenty third
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight
hundred and forty three. Now if the said Ellen
Buckner shall be of good behavior during
the continuance of said License then the above
obligation to be null & void else to be and rem-
ain in full force and virtue

Ellen her X mark Buckner

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William W. Fitzmiller

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WmC Reuss

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Ellen Buckner
Stuart
To Bond

The State of MifsouriMissouri

May 3. 1843.