Free Negro Bond for Eliza Jefferson
View original image: Page  npn

Know all Men by These Presents,
That we, Eliza Jefferson as prinipal
, and John Cavender 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 18th day of Apl A.D. 1861

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

Eliza her X mark Jefferson


John Cavender



45 years old
5ft 4in high. rather black
small scar on the forehead.

no change

View original image: Page  npn

Eliza Jefferson
Free Negro

April 18 1861.
S. W. Eager Jr.