Free Negro Bond for Ellen Stephens
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Know all Men by These Presents, That we,
Ellen Stephens as prinipal, and
Patrick Kealing as securities,
are held and firmly bound unto the State of Missouri, in the just and
full sum of Onehundred Dollars, lawful money of the
United States, for the payment of which we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors
and administrators, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals, and
dated this fourth day of October A.D. 1848

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas, the said
Ellen Stephens 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.


Wm McKnight

Ellen X Stephens


Patrick Keating


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Ellen Stephens
Bond free negro.
Filed Oct 6. 1848
L F Lacy Clerk