Free Negro Bond for Ferdinand Hopkins
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Know all Men by These Presents, That we,
Ferdinand Hopkins as prinipals, and
John Durack 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 2nd day of August A.D. 1860

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas, the said
Ferdinand Hopkins 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 Aug 2. 1860

SW Eager Jr.


Ferdinand his X mark Hopkins


John Durack



aged 33 height 5 feet 8 inches Scar on left thumb
light mulatto color; fine hair slightly curled;
Steamboat Steward by occupation,

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Bond of
Ferdinand Hoffner
a free mulatto
Filed August 2. 1860
S W Eager Jr