Free Negro Bond for John
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Know all Men by These Presents, That we,
John as prinipal, and
Joseph N Barnes 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 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 30th day of December A.D. 1846

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas, the said
John 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 during his residence in the State of Missouri, then this
obligation to be void, else of full force and virtue.

Alphonso Witmore

John his X mark

L.S.

Joseph W Barnes

L.S.

A. T. L Esperang

L.S.
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John Free negro
Bond
30th Dec 1846. 27 5. ft. 2 Barn Hand
granted 30 Doc thaid at
that time