Free Negro Bond for John Bird
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Know all Men by These Presents,That we,
John Bird as prinipal, and
John B. Larson and Felix Wood as securities,
are held and firmly bound unto the State of Missouri, in the just and
full sum of ten hundred Dollars, lawful money of the
United States, for the payment of which we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors
and administrators, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals, and
dated this 22 day of Dec A.D. 1846

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas, the said
John Bird has applied to the Board of
County Courtof St. Louis County for, and obtained a
license to reside in the State of Missouri, during good behavior:
Now, if the said applicant shall be of
good character during his residence in the State of Missouri, then this
obligation to be void, else of full force and virtue.

John Bird


John B. Larson


Felix Wood

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Jno Bird

5 ft 5 in 28 yrs

Dec 22nd 1846.