Free Negro Bond for William Davis
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Know all Men by These Presents, That we,
William Davis as prinipals, and
James P Washington 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 Twelfth day of February A.D. 1861

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas,the said
William Davishas applied to the Board of County Comissioners 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.

John F. Humphrey

William his X mark Davis


Jas. R. Washington



Very dark, a scar on the right side of
the head in the part of the hair and one behind
the head, thick lips. short nappy hair. 33
years old 5ft 6 3/4 a steam boat hand

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William Davis
Free Negro
Filed and approved February 12, 1861
Sam W Eager Jr
No license issued