Free Negro Bond for Allen Gunnell
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Know all Men by These Presents,
That we, Allen Gunnell as prinipal
, and John W Colin 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 19th day of May A.D. 1862

The condition of the above Obligation is such, that whereas,the said
Allen Gunnell applied on the 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.

Allen his X mark Gunnell


John W. Colin



5'- 5 1/4"- 34 years bright mulatto, scar on inside
of right leg below kneww, slender form

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Alen Gunnell
Free Negro

May 19 1862
S. W. Eager Jr.