Free Negro Bond for Patrick Ford
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Know all Men by These Presents, That we,
Patrick Ford as prinipal, and
Robert A Reilly + 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 7.th day of August A.D. 1847

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

Patrick his X mark Ford

L.S.

Rob A. Reilly

L.S.

H. J. Beer

L.S.
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Patrick Ford
Bond
$1000.00
filed August 11. 1847