Free Negro Bond for Catharine Hudson
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Know all Men by These Presents,
That we, Catharine Hudson as prinipal
, and Benjamin R Bonner 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 16th day of April A.D. 1861

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas,the said
Catharine Hudsonhas applied to the Board of
County Commissioners 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 residence in the State of Missouri, then this
obligation to be void, else of full force and virtue.

Catharine her X mark Hudson


BR Bonner



21 years 5ft. 1. mole on side of nose.
very light complexion.
house keeper.

no charge

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Catharine Hudson
Free Negro

April 16 1861
S.W. Eager Jr