Free Negro Bond for Jacob Block
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Know all Men by These Presents, That we,
Jacob Block as prinipals, and
Wuile Jules 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 3rd day of Nov A.D. 1856

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas, the said
Jacob Block 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.


J. Thornburgh

Jacob his X mark Block


SSmC Jules



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Jacob Block
Filed Nov 3 1856
Josiah Thornburgh

approve by 40. 5. 7 1/2 farmer