Free Negro Bond for Perkins
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Know all men by these presents that
We Lucinda Perkins as principal--Elias B Smith + William J.M. Knight
as security of the city and County of S Louis are held
and firmly bound to the state of Missouri
in the found sum of one thousand Dollars
for which sum well and truly to be
paid we bind ourselves our heirs
executors & administrators firmly by
these presents sealed with our
seals and this 8th day of Dec 1846

The conditions of the above
bond was such that wehreas the
Lucinda Perkins a free person of Colour
has obtained above to remain in
the state of Missouri Now if the said
Lucinda shall demean herself well
and be of good behaviour Then this
obligation shall be void otherwise
to be and remain in full force and
virtue Signed sealed and delivered in
presence of us

Lucinda her X mark Perkins


Elias B. Smith


Wm S. M Knight

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Lucinda Perkins

Filed 8 Dec 1846.