Free Negro Bond for Stocktin
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Know all men by these presents that I George
W Stocktin as principal and Louis Chareleville
as security are held and firmly bound unto the state of
MifsouriMissouri the just and full sum of four hundred
dollars for that is to say the said George W. Stocktin
and said Louis Charleville in the sum of two hundred
dollars each for the true payment of which said sum
of money we bind ourselves our and each of our heirs
and afsignsassigns jointly & severally firmly by these pres-
ents sealed with our seals and dated this fourth day of May the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight hundred and forty three.

The condition of the above obligation is such
that whereas the said George W Stocktin has this
day obtained from the County Court of St St Louis County
a License to remain in this state under
the provision 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 the state and for other purposes approved Feb 23rd 1843
The conditions of the above obligations
is such that if the said  [ gap:  ] 
shall be of good behaviour during the
continuance of said License then the
above obligation to be void else to be and
remain in full force & virtue

George W. Stockton


Louis Charleville

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George W. Stockton
To Bond
State MifsouriMissouri

4th May 1843