Free Negro Bond for Matilda Hawkins
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Know all Men by These Presents,
That we, Matilda Hawkins as prinipal
, and Peter Koning 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 17 day of Apl A.D. 1861

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

Matilda her X mark Hawkins


Peter Koning



Pd. H 2.

Matilda Hawkins or Taylor aged 52 -- 5 1/2
scar on left side of upper lip rather light

Children Fam Tyler 5.7 age 20 years straight
hair like an Indian
Chas Tyler 5.5. age 16 Dark Mulatto.

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Matilda Hawkins
Free Negro

Licensed April 17. 1861

Filed April 17 1861
S W. Eager Jr