Free Negro Bond for Elias Johnson
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Know all Men by These Presents,
That we, Elias Johnson as prinipal
, and Thomas H Griffith 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 Seventh day of May A.D. 1861

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

Elias Johnson


Thomas H Griffith



5 7 3/4 37 mulatto. scar over left
eye. little finger on left hand stiffend.

Pd H 1.

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Elias Johnson
Free Negro

May 7 1861.
S. W. Eager Jr.