Free Negro Bond for Emeline James
View original image: Page  npn

Know all Men by These Presents, That we,
John M. Skinner as prinipals, and
Edward H. Chapman as security,
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 Sixteenth day of July A.D. 1860

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas, the said
Emeline James 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.

Approved
Attest

SW Eager Jr.


Sec

John M. Skinner

SEAL.

SEAL.

Emeline her X mark James

SEAL.

(John F Humphrey
Witness to signature of Emeline James)

View original image: Page  npn

Emeline James
Bond
Free Negro
Filed July 16 1860
Sam W Eager Jr
Secretary