Free Negro Bond for Bond
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Know all men by these presents that we JefseJesse Epps and William
A S. Bohannon as security are held & firmly bound, unto the State of MifsouriMissouri
in the final sum of four hundred dollars, for the payment of which
sum well & truly to be made & done. The said Epps as principal & said
Bohannon as Security hereby bind themselves, their heirs Executors
Administrators firmly by these presents, Sealed with their seals _ dated
this 3 May AD 1843__Now the condition of this bond is such that whereas
the County Court of Saint Louis County, in said State MifsouriMissouri hath granted
license to the above bounder JefseJesse Eppsa license to reside and remain
in the State of MifsouriMissouri according to the statute in such case made
& provided__ Now if the above bounder JefseJesse Epps shall be of good
behaviour while He remain in such State, this bond [ t ] be void
otherwise in full force & effect

Fest. GW Nabb

JefseJesse his X mark Epps


Wm. A. S. Bohannon

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JefseJesse Epps
To Bond

The State of MifsouriMissouri

May 3. 1843