Free Negro Bond for Fletcher
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Know all men by these presents that I John
Fletcher as principal & George Welsh as
security are held and firmly bound unto the State
of MifsouriMissouri in the just and full sum of four
hundred dollars for that is to say the said John
Fletcher and the said George Welsh in the
sum of two hundred dollars each for the
full payment of which we bind ourselves and
our legal representation jointly & severally firmly
by these presents sealed with our seals and
dated this fourth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred forty three, The condition of the above obligation
is such, whereas the said John Fletcher
has this day obtained from the County Court
of St Louis County Court a license to remain
in this under the provisions 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 Feb 23 1843_ Now if the said John shall be
of good behaviour during the continu-
ance of said license then the above
obligation to be void else to be and rem-
ain in full force & effect

John Fletcher


G S Welsh

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John Fletcher

4h May 1843.