Free Negro Bond for Preston
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Know all men by these presents that I Hannah
Preston as principal and Thurman B Hudson
as security are held and firmly bound
unto the State of MifsouriMissouri in the just and
full sum of four hundred dollars that
is to say the said Hannah and the said Hud-
son in the sum of two hundred dollars each
for the true payment of which said sum of
money we bind ourselves one and each of our
heirs executors administrators and afsignsassigns
jointly and severally firmly by these presents
sealed with our seals & 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 that whereas the said Hannah
hath this day obtained from the St Louis
County Court a license to remain in
this state under the provisions of an
act of the General AfsemblyAssembly of the State
MifsouriMissouri entitled an act more effectually
to prevent free persons of color from
entering into this state and for other pur-
poses" approved February 23rd 1843

Now if the said Hannah shall be of
good behavior during the continuance
of said license then the above obligation
to be void else to be & remain in full
force

Hannah Preston

Seal
By TB Hudon, her attorney

TB Hudson

Seal
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Hannah Preston
Bond
State of MifsouriMissouri

4h May 1843