Free Negro Bond for Nicholas Gray
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Know all Men by These Presents,
That we, Nicholas Gray as prinipal, and
Henry A CloverChas H Ashley 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 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 twenty second day of April A.D. 1860

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas, the said
Nicholas Gray has applied to the Board of
County Comissioners 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.

Nicholas his X mark Gray



H.A. Clover


40 years 5 feet 9 1/4 high. black.
large scars on left side of his neck
Steamboat hand
1 P.E.

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Nicholas Grey
Free Negro
Filed April 22 1861.
S W Eager Jr