Free Negro Bond for Buckner
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Know all men by these presents that we Norvell
Buckner as principal and George W. Sparhawk
as security are held and firmly bound unto [ to ] the
State of MifsouriMissouri to wit Norvell Buckner as principal
in the sum of two hundred dollars and George W.
Sparhawk as security in the like sum of two hundred
dollars for the true payment of which sum of money
we bind ourselves our executors administrators and
afsignsassigns jointly and severally by these presents sealed
with our seals and dated twenty first day of June in the year of our Lord Eighteen Hundred and forty three

The condition of this obligation is such that
whereas Norvell Buckner has this day obtained from
the County Court of St Louis County a license
to remain in this State as a free person of color
under the provisions of an act entitled an act
more effectually to prevent free persons of color
from entering into this State and other purposes
approved 23 day of February 1843

Now the condition of this bond is such that
if the said Norvell Buckner shall be of good
behaviour during the continuance of said license
then the above obligation to be void, otherwise
to remain in full force and virtue

Done in presence of

W.W. Kitzmiller

Norvell his x mark Buckner


GW Sparhawk

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Norvell Buckner
To the State of MifsouriMissouri

Filed June 21st 1843