Free Negro Bond for John Johnson
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Know all Men by These Presents, That we,
John Johnson as prinipal, and
Marcus P Woodruff as securities,
are held and firmly bound unto the State of Missouri, in the just and
full sum of Fivehundred 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 Tenth day of February A.D. 1848

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas, the said
John Johnson 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.

Witness unto Johnson

James R Lackland

John his X mark Johnson


Marcus P Woodruff


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Jack alias John Johnson
Bond $500
Filed 10 Febey 1848
L P Lacy Clk