Free Negro Bond for Jane Owens
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Know all Men by These Presents, That we,
Jane Owens for herself + Mary + Lucinda her as prinipal, and
Berry MeachamD William F. Chase as securities,
are held and firmly bound unto the State of Missouri, in the just and
full sum of Tenhundred Dollars, lawful money of the
United State, for the payment of which we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors
and administrators, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals, and
dated this 29 day of December A.D. 1846

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas, the said
Jane Owens has applied to the County Court
of 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 and behavior during her residence in the State of Missouri, then this
obligation to be void, else of full force and virtue.

J.B. Meachum


M Hare


Jane her X mark Owen

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Mary Mordecai
29 Dec 1846