County of St. Louis, SS.
The State of Missouri,
To all who shall see these presents--Greeting:
Know Ye, that Kitty Griffin aged thirty three,
years, Five feet seven inches high,
and by occupation a chambermaid
having on the fifteenth day of September in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty nine produced satisfactory
evidence before the County Court Board of County Commissioners of said county, that she is of the class of
free negros and mulattoes who are authorized by law to be licensed by said
Court Board to reside within the State of Missouri; that she is of good charac-
ter and behavior, and capable of supporting her self by lawful employment;
and having also obtained from said Court Board an order for a license to reside
within the State aforesaid: These are, therefore, to license and authorize the
said Kitty Griffin to reside within the State
aforesaid, so long as she shall be of good behavior, and no longer.
In Testimony Whereof, I. Lewis F. Lacy Samuel V. Eager Jr.
Secretary of the Board of Comissioners Clerk of the County Court of said County, have here-
unto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court Board at
the City of St. Louis, this fifteenth day of September in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and fortyfifty nine
S.W. Eager Jr.Clerk
STATE OF MISSOURI, }SS. COUNTY OF ST. LOUIS, }
I, Lewis F. Lacy,
Clerk of the County Court within and Samuel W. Eager Jr. Secretary of the
Board of County Commissioners for the
County aforesaid, do hereby certify that I have this day duly registered the
foregoing license, according to the law.
Given under my hand and the seal of said Court at the City
of St. Louis, this fifteenth day of September in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and fifty nine.
SW Eager Jr.Clerk
Sept 15, 1859