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The form of an indenture to bind an apprentice, to learn a trade
till twenty one.
This indenture witnesseth, that J. B. of Exeter in the County of Rockingham, State of New-Hampshire, hath put and placed,
and by these presents doth put and bind out his son D. B. and the said D. B. doth hereby put, place and bind out himself, as an apprentice to C. N. to learn the art, trade or mystery of printing, the said D. B. after the inanner of an apprentice, to dwell with and 'serve the said C. N. seven years, which will be in the
our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twen. iy one, at which time the said appentice, if he shall be living, will be twenty one years of age; during all which -time or term, the said apprentice his said master well and faithfully shall serve ; his secrets keep; his lawful -commands every where at all times readily obey; he shall do no damage to his said master, nor wilfully suffer any to be done by others; and if any to his knowl. edge be intended, he shall give his master seasonable notice thereof. He shall not waste the goods of his said inaster nor lend them unlawfully to any; at cards, dice or any other unlawful game he shall not play; fornication "he shall not commit, nor matrimony contract during the said term; taverns, ale houses, or places of gaming he shall not haunt or frequent; from the service of his said master he shall not absent himself; but in all things and at all times he shall carry and behave himself as a good and faithful apprentice ought, during the whole time or term aforesaid. 9. And the said C. N. on his part, doth hereby promise, covenant and agree to teach and instruct the said apprentice, or cause him to be taught and instructed in the art trade or calling of a printer by the best way or means he can, and also to teach and instruct the said apprentice, or cause him to be taught and instructed, to read and write, and cypher as far as the Rule of Three, if the said apprentice be capable to learn; and shall well and faithfully find and provide for the said apprentice, good and sufficient meat, drink, clothing, lodging, and other necessaries fit and convenient for such an apprentice, during the term aforesaid, and at the expiration thereof,
shall give unto the said apprentice, two suits of wearing apparel, one suitable for the Lord'ó days, and the other for working days.
In testimony whereof, the parties have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals the first day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourteen. Signed sealed and delivered in
C. N. (SEAL.) presence of us witnesses
J. B. (SEAL.) WILLIAM ROLLY.
D. B. (SEAL.), ICHABOD MACE.
An indenture to bind as a servant, à minor, under the age.
of fourteen years.
This indenture witnesseth that A. Bi of bath put and placed and by these presents doth put and place his son Č. D, a minor under the age of fourteen years, as a servant to B. P. of - the said C. D: after the manner of a servant to dwell with and serve the said B. P. from the day of the date hereof, until the A.D
at which time the said C. D. if he should be living will be fourteen years of age. During which term the said C. D. his said master well and faithfully shall serve; he shall do no damage to his said master, nor willfully. suffer any: to be done by others; he shall not waste his master's goods,nor lend them unlawfully to any ;. from the service of his said master he shall not absent himself, but shall in all things behave himself as a good and faithful servant ought during the whole time or term aforesaid. And the said R. P. on: his part doth hereby promise covenant and agree (here insert the terms to be performed on the part of the master.) In testimony whereof the parties have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals the day of
A. B. (SEAL) in presence of us.
R. P. SEAL),
An indenlure for binding out a poor child, by the overseers
of the poor. This indenture witnesseth, that B. F. W.P. and S.W. overseers of the
of the town of an in the coun
by the virtue of a law of the State of in such cases made and provided, have placed and by these presents do place and bind out as an apprentice, a poor child named
of said town of -who is lawfully se lled in and become chargeable to said town, and who is thought by said overseers to be unable to maintain him, unto to learn, &c. There proceed as in the first form until you come to the words,
working days”) and such qther instructions benefit and allowance either within or at the end of the term, as the overseers m.ty see fit and reasonable.
In testimony whereof the said parties have hereunto interchangeably set their liands and seals the day of - A. D. Signed Sealed and delivered in
B. F. (seal.) presence of us witnesses.
W.P. SEAL.) WALTER KING
S. W. (seal.) OLIVER RAY.
A short form of a lease from one to another.
This indenture made the eighth day of April A.D. one thousand cight hundred and fourteen by and between J. T. of Exeter county of Rockingham State of NewHampshire on one part, and W. P. of the same Exeter, on the other part, witnesseth, that the said J. T. for the consideration hereafter mentioned, hath demised, granted, and farm letten, and doth hereby demise, grant and to farm let unto the said W. P. his heirs and assigns a certain three story dwelling house situate in the same Exeter known by the name of Exeter Hotel with all the priviliges and appurtenances thereunto belonging; to have and to hold the said demised premises with their appurtenances for and during the term of six years from the date hereof, then to be complete and ended.
And the said W. P. for himself, his heirs, executors and administrators, doth coverant and agree to pay or
cause to be paid in quarterly payments, two hundred dollars yearly,and at the expiration of the six years peaceably to yield and release all claim in and to said premises.
In witness whereof tłe parties have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals, the day and year above written. Signed Sealed and delivered
(SEAL.) in presence of us
OF RETURNS ON WRITS, &c.
A return to be made upon a writ of attachment.
Exeter, April 12, 1814. PURSUANT to the within writ I have attached a ne the property
of the within named A. B. value and left a summons at his dwelling house, or place of last and usual abode (or if you give the summons to him day, and delivered him a summons) according to law. Fees for 9 miles travel •54 H, C. K. Constable. for service
Exeter, April 13, 1814. PURSUANT to the within precept I have taken the body of the within named A. B. and taken: bail for his appear. ance at court, as within mentioned (if the prisoner is conimittod to gaol the reutrn should run thus,) and have committed him to gaol in that he may be holden for his appearance as within mentioned.. Fees for 10 miles travel .60
H. C. K. Constable. for service
A return to be made upon a Warrant.
Exeter, April 12, 1814. PURSUANT to the within warrant I have apprehended the body of the within named B. W. and have him before S. T. esquire, one of the Justices of the peace for said County, for the purpose within mentioned. I have also summoned the within named C, D. and E. F. to appear as witnesses,
N, G. Constable.
LETTERS AND WARRANTS OF ATTORNEY*
A general Letter of Attorney.
Know all men by these presents, that I, A.B. of for divers good causes and considerations, me hereunto moving, have made, ordained, authorized, nominated and appointed, and by these presents, do make, ordain, nominate, authorize and appoint C. D. of Attorney, for me, and in my name, and for my own prop; er use and benefit to ask, demand, sue for, recover and receive of and from E. F. of
all such sum or sums of money, debts and demands whatsoever, which are now due and owing unto me the said A. B. by and from the said E. F. and to have, use and take all lawful ways and means, in my name or otherwise, for the recovery thereof, by attachment, arrest, distress or otherwise, and to compound and agree for the same; and acquitances or other sufficient discharge for the same, for me, and in my name, to make, seal and deliver, and to do all other lawful acts and things whatsoever concerning the premises, as fully and in every respect, as I myself might or could have done, were I personally present at the doing thereof; and attornies, one or more under him, for the purpose aforesaid, to make, and again at his pleasure revoke; ratifying and confirming, and by these presents allowing whatsoever my said attorney shall, in my name, lawfully do, or cause to be
*A LETTER of attorney is an instrument in writing authorizing an Attorney to do some lawful act instead of another.