Free Negro Bond for Martha Ann Venie
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Know all Men by These Presents, That we,
Martha Ann Venie (formerly Smith) as prinipal, and
A. J. Magenis as security,
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 Twelfth day of February A.D. 1859

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas, the said
Marth Ann 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.


John M Sylvester

Martha Ann her X mark Venie


A. J. Magenis



22 5.3 Doenmaker

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Martha A Venie
Free Negro
Filed Feb 12 1859