Free Negro Bond for Blackson
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Know all men by these presents that
We Peggy Blackson as principal and
Orin Smith as security are held and firmly
bound unto the State of Missouri in the full
and just sum of Two Hundred dollars
for the true payment of which sum of money
we bind ourselves our heirs executors administrators
and assigns jointly and severally by these presents
sealed with ourseals and dated this nineteenth day of June in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and forty three The Condition of this
obligation is such that whereas Peggy Blackson
has this day obtained from the County a license
to remain in full the State of Missouri as a
free person of color under the provisions of
an act entitled "An act more effectually to
revent free persons of color from entering
into the state and other purposes" Now the condition of this bond is such that if the said
Peggy Blackson shall be of good behavior
during the continuance of said license
then the above obligation to be null & void otherwise and remain
in full force and virtue in law


Andrew H H Dawson



Orin Smith

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Margaret Blackson
To Bond
State of MifsouriMissouri
June 19. 1843