Free Negro Bond for Mary Brown Semple
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Know all Men by These Presents,
That we, Mary Brown Semple as prinipal
, and Thos Butts 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 sixteenth day of April A.D. 1861

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas,the said
Mary Brown Semplehas 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 her residence in the State of Missouri, then this
obligation to be void, else of full force and virtue.

Mary Brown Semple


Thos Butts



5_2 1/2_28_ rather dark
scar on right side of neck.

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Mary Brown Semple
Free Negro

April 16 1861
S W. Eager Jr