Free Negro Bond for James Neal (a man of color)
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Know all Men by These Presents,
That we, James Neal (a man of color) as prinipal
, and Frederick Dent 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 fifteenth day of April A.D. 1861

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas,the said
James Neal (a man of color)has 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 his residence in the State of Missouri, then this
obligation to be void, else of full force and virtue.


John F. Levi

James his X mark Neal



J Dent


5. 6 1/4 high. 35 years old, scar
on the right eye, rather black hair rather
long, cleaning boilers

Pd. 2.00

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James Neal
Free Negro

April 16 1861
W. Eager Jr