Free Negro Bond for Sparrow
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Know all men by these presents that we
Shade Sparrow principal, + Reuben Knox security
are held + firmly bound unto the state of MifsouriMissouri
in the sum of Two hundred dollars to the payment of which we bind ourselves our heirs executors
and administrators + each + every on of them firmly by
there presents_sealed with our seals, and dated
this third day of May in the year Eighteen hundred + forty three_ The conditions of this obliga
-tion is such _ that whereas on the third day of May as above written the county court of
the county of St. Louis + State of MifsouriMissouri
granted to the said Shade Sparrow a license
to reside within the said state of MifsouriMissouri .
Now if the said Shade Sparrow shall
during his residence in state will dep [ gap:  ] 
himself as a good orderly citizen th [ gap:  ] 
this obligation be void otherwise  [ gap:  ] 
in full force + effect in law_


Samuel Kure

Shade his X mark Sparrow


Reuben Knox

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Shade Sparrow
To Bond

The State of MifsouriMissouri

May 3. 1843