Know all Men by These Presents, That we,
Dred Scott as prinipal, and
Taylor Blow 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 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 4 day of May A.D. 1858
The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas, the said
Dred 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.
Dred his X mark ScottSEAL.
50 5 4 Porter
Free Negro Bond
Filed May 4th 1858.
J Thornburgh Clk