Free Negro Bond for Catherine Reed
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Know all Men by These Presents,
That we, Catherine Reed as prinipal
, and Samuel Simmons 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 23d day of April A.D. 1861

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

Catharine her X mark Reed



Samuel Simmons


20 years old. 5 ft. 3/4 inch high. dark mulatto.
large scars over left eye & on the lorehead. and on left ancle. Washer
an engineer,

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Catherine Reed
Free Negro

April 23 1861.
S. W. Eager Jr.