Free Negro Bond for William Thomas Basye
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Know all Men by These Presents, That we,
William Thomas Basye as prinipals, and
William E. Hanna 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 22nd day of January A.D. 1861

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


S W Eager Jr

Secretary St. Louis County Court

William J Basye


Wm. E Hanna



Description, (26) rather light complexion
aged about 26. 6 feet 1/2 inch high has a
dark spot caused by a burn on his left wrist and
is a teamster by occupation.

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Bond of
Wm. J. Basye
free negro
Filed January 22, 1861
S W Eager Jr