Free Negro Bond for Jones
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Know all men by these presents IwePaul
Jones as principal and Richmond J. Curle
as security are held and firmly bound
unto the State of [ MifsorieMissorie ] in the just and full
sum of four hundred cash Dollars that is to say said
Jones and the said Curle in the sum of two
hundred Dollars each for the true payment of
which said sums of money we bind ourselves
and each of heirs executors administrators and
afsignsassigns jointly and severally full by these presents
sealed with our seals this 4h of May AD 1843

The condition of this above obligation is such
that whereas the County Court of the County of
St Louis in State of Missouri has this day gran-
ted to the above named Paul Jones a free man
of color a license to remain and reside in the
State of Missouri. Now if the said Jones
shall be of good behavior and properly dem-
ean himself as an orderly person during his
residence in the State of Missouri then
this obligation to be null and void otherwise
to remain in full force and virtue


Henry J. Wise

Paul his x mark Jones


Richmond J. Curle

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Paul Jones
To Bond
The State of MifsouriMissouri

4th May 1843.