Free Negro Bond for Thomas Boyd
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Know all Men by These Presents, That we,
Thomas Boyd as prinipal, and
Peter L Vandeventer as securities,
are held and firmly bound unto the State of Missouri, in the just and
full sum of Two hundred + fifty 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 2nd day of May A.D. 1848

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas, the said
Thomas Boyd 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.

Thos his X mark Boyd


Peter L Vandeventer


Thomas his mark Boyd

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Thos Boyd. free negro
Bond 29 Y
Filed May 2. 1848
L F Lacy Clerk
fee paid