Free Negro Bond for Hillery Dearing
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Know all Men by These Presents, That we,
Hillery Dearing as prinipals, and
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
Hillery Dearinghas 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

Hillery his X mark Dearing




Bright mulatto. low forehead. large scar
on the forhead and one below the fight ear
on the neck. heavy built. 5ft 3 inches
high. 35 years old. cook on river

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Hillery Dearing
Free Negro