Free Negro Bond for Peter Hudson
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Know all Men by These Presents,
That we, Peter Hudson as prinipal
, and Robert McOblenis as security,
are held and firmly bound unto the State of Missouri, in the just and
full sum of Five hundred 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 26th day of April A.D. 1861

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

Peter his X mark Hudson



R. McOBlenis


5-6 1/2 60_ large scar on right side
of face from tooth ache, black, "Bell Ringer"

No charge

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Peter Hudson
Free Negro

April 23 1861.
S. W. Eager Jr.