Free Negro Bond for Lewis Williams
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Know all Men by These Presents,
That we, Lewis Williams as prinipal
, and Samuel Simmons + Franklin A Dick 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 Apl A.D. 1861

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas,the said
Williamshas 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.

Lewis his X mark Williams


Samuel Simmons


F. A. Dick


41 years old. 5.6 1/2 high dark colored
medium sized. little finger on let hand
very crooked. Porter

$2 Paid

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Lewis Williams
Free Negro

April 16 1861
S W. Eager Jr