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new guardian all the property of the ward, and such delivery, under an order of the orphans' court, may be enforced by attachment and fine, or by sequestration. In the event of the removal of the guardian for insanity, such account and delivery shall be made by his committee.

SEC. 40. The executor or administrator of any guardian who shall die before his account is rendered, shall render the same, and deliver over to the new guardian all the property of the ward.

Sec. 41. The orphans' court may, upon the application of a guardian from any other Territory or District, or from any of the United States, who has there given good and sufficient security, and who has the custody of the person of his ward, and his filing a petition setting forth the premises and the entire amount of his personal property, and the income of his real estate, including that in this District, accompanied with a duly authenticated copy of the record of his appointment and qualification, and of the bond given by him, verified as to the truth of the facts by the affidavit of such guardian, and as to the sufficiency of the security by the affidavit of a disinterested credible witness, if satisfied of the truth of the facts set forth in such petition, and of the sufficiency of such security, order any executor, administrator, or trustee, appointed by last will, to pay over to such guardian any legacy, bequest, or distributive share in his hands belonging to such ward, as soon, and under the same circumstances in all respects as if such guardian had been appointed by the orphans' court of this District; and obedience to such order may be enforced as if it were an order to pay a domestic guardian.

Sec. 42. If any resident of this District shall be prospectively entitled to any remainder, reversion, or executory interest, in any such legacy or bequest, upon the determination of the estate of the infant therein, the court shall, before making such order, require the guardian, or some other person for him, to execute a bond to the United States, in double the amount of such legacy or bequest, conditioned that the said legacy or bequest shall, at the determination of the estate of the infant, be forthcoming in this District, for the benefit of the person so entitled.

Sec. 43. Such bond shall be recorded in the office of the register of wills, and any person interested therein shall be entitled to a copy of the same, certified under the hand of the register and seal of the orphans' court, and may maintain an action thereon as on the bond of an administrator, and recover such damages as he shall sustain.

Sec. 44. The circuit court may, upon similar petition and proof, and being satisfied of the truth of the facts, and the sufficiency of the security as aforesaid, order any trustee or other officer to pay over to a guardian from another Territory or District, or from any State, the proceeds of the sales of real estate in the hands of such officer belonging to the ward ; and may, under circumstances similar to those mentioned in section forty-two, require the guardian, or some other person for him, to give bond as therein mentioned ; which bond shall be recorded, and may be sued on as before provided.

Sec. 45. All receipts, releases, or acquittances, from any ward to his guardian, executed, acknowledged and certified as provided in the case of releases to administrators, may be recorded in the office of the register of wills, and may at all times be evidenced by a copy thereof, duly attested by the register, under the seal of the orphans' court. The originals shall in all cases be retained and preserved in the register's office, after they are recorded.

Sec. 46. The judge of the orphans' court shall in no case act as guardian of an infant.

CHAPTER 73.

OF MASTERS AND APPRENTICES.

SECTION
1. Who may be bound out by orphans'

court.
2. May be relieved by relations, &c., bond-

ing. 3. Who may be bound out by the levy

court, or a member thereof. 4. Right of father or mother to bind their

children, 5. To be bound by indenture. 6. Tradesmen, &c., to be preferred ; sub

stance of contract. 7. Money paid by master; to whom secured, 8. Indenture to be lodged with register, and

recorded. 9.

SECTION
12. Contract defective in form, but partly

executed, may be enforced.
13. Apprentice absenting himself; how

master compensated. 14. Rights of widow of master of male 15. S

apprentice. 16. Rights of widow of master of female

apprentice. 17. Rights of widow of master of male and

female apprentices. 18. Master not to carry apprentice out of

the District. 19. Master, on paying certain fines for ap

prentice, shall be entitled to additional

term of service. 20. Penalty on person enticing a har

Remedies of apprentice against master. 10 11. Remedies of master against apprentice.

boring apprentice.

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SECTION 1. The judge of the orphans' court shall bind out as apprentices, all orphan children, whose estate, real and personal, is not sufficient for their maintenance and education, all children suffering through the indigence of their parents, children of beggars, and all illegitimate children, until such children, if male, reach the age of twenty-one years, if female, the age of eighteen.

Sec. 2. When, however, any child shall be brought before the judge of the orphans' court to be bound out as an apprentice, if any relation or other

person shall enter into bond, in the penalty of three hundred dollars, with sufficient surety to be approved by the said court, for the comfortable maintenance and clothing of the child, and also for his reasonable education, the court shall not bind him out, but such bond shall be filed in the orphans' court, subject to suit on the breach of its condition.

Sec. 3. The levy court, or any member thereof, may bind out any orphan, or other poor child under their care in the poor-house, subject to the provisions of this chapter, and it shall be the duty of the court, or such member, to return the indenture of apprenticeship to the orphans' court for record, as hereinafter provided.

Sec. 4. Any father, and in case of his death or incompetency, any mother, may bind out his or her child as an apprentice, on reasonable terms, until the age of twenty-one years, if male, or eighteen if female; and when any child is to be bound out by the orphans' court or by the levy court or a member of the same, the parent of such child, if living within this District, shall be summoned or notified to appear, and the wishes of such parent, so far as they may be reasonable, shall be consulted in the choice of the person to whom the child shall be bound.

Sec. 5. No child shall be bound out as aforesaid except by an indenture, executed under the hand and seal of the party taking the apprentice, and having the consent of the judge of the orphans' court, or of the levy court or some member thereof, or of the father or mother, as the case may require, endorsed thereon, and in such indenture shall be stated the name, sex, and age of such apprentice, and the terms or contract of apprenticeship.

Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of the judge of the orphans' court, or other court or person herein authorized to bind out apprentices, in selecting masters for them, to prefer tradesmen and mechanics, or others of useful occupation, who shall always be bound to teach the

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apprentice the trade or occupation they follow. When it can be done, the indenture shall set out this obligation, and that the apprentice shall receive reasonable education in reading, writing, and arithmetic, as a part of the contract; and in all cases it shall recite as a part of the duty of the master that he shall provide suitable clothing and maintenance for tihe apprentice.

Sec. 7. When the judge of the orphan's court, or the levy court or a member thereof, shall bind out an apprentice, direction shall be given whether the master, besides maintaining the apprentice and teaching him as before provided, shall pay anything for his services, and if anything, how much, and for which year or years. The money which the master is to pay for the last year shall be paid at the end thereof to the apprentice; the rest may be paid at the end of each year to the father or mother, or part to each, as the court may direct, or it also may be reserved to be paid to the apprentice at the end of his term, with interest. To secure such payments, bond with security shall be taken, and the obligation of the master shall be recited in the contract of apprenticeship.

Sec. 8. Such indenture shall be lodged with the register of wills of the orphans' court, whose duty it shall be to receive and record the same, the fee therefor being paid by the master. When the apprentice is bound out by his father or mother, or by a member of the levy court, it shall be the duty of each of them, under a penalty of twenty dollars, to deliver the indenture within three months from the date of its execution to the register for record.

Scc. 9. If the terms of any contract of apprenticeship shall be considered by the judge of the orphans' court hard and unreasonable, he may, upon the petition in writing of the apprentice, reasonable notice being given by summons or publication to the master to appear, discharge the apprentice from the same and provide him with a new master.

Sec. 10. The judge of the orphan's court may, on the petition in writing of any apprentice, and notice as aforesaid to the master being given, inquire into the conduct of the master, and if it shall appear that the contract of apprenticeship has been violated on the part of the master, he shall be fined for the first offence a sum not exceeding twenty dollars, and for the second a sum not exceeding fifty dollars; and the said judge may, in his discretion, for such violation of the contract, or any ill-behavior or imposition of the master, discharge the apprentice, and shall provide for him a new master, and one, if practicable, of the same trade or occupation with the first. Fines imposed under this section shall be for the use of the apprentice, and shall be secured for him as directed by the court.

Sec. 11. The judge of the orphans' court may also, on the petition in writing of the master, and the appearance of the apprentice by guardian, discharge the master from his contract, if it shall appear that the apprentice has shown incorrigible ill-temper, or has otherwise seriously misbehaved. The judge shall also have power, should the apprentice become seriously disabled by sickness or otherwise, to relieve the master from the payment, in whole or in part, of any money agreed upon.

Sec. 12. If it shall appear that a contract of apprenticeship, though defective in form, has been partly executed, the judge of the orphans' court may order the terms, or any part of the terms thereof, to be performed by the master or the apprentice, as justice and equity may require, and the master of any apprentice may detain him in his service until he be discharged by the judge aforesaid ; and the master may maintain such actions against strangers, as he could, had the apprentice been legally bound to serve.

Sec. 13. If any apprentice shall absent himself from the service of his master, the judge of the orphans' court may, at any time during the remainder of his term, or within three years from the expiration thereof, award such compensation to be made by the apprentice to his master, either hy service or the payment of money, as justice and equity may require; and may enforce the payment of the money so awarded by an attachment of contempt against his person, or by attachment and sequestration of his property.

Sec. 14. When the master of any male apprentice shall die, the widow of such master may, with the approbation of the orphans' court, if the apprentice was bound out by the same, or by the levy court or a member thereof; or with the approbation of the father or mother, if bound by either of them; assign the whole residue of the contract, on such consideration as she shall agree, to some other person of the same trade or occupation as the first master; and the new master and apprentice shall be bound to perform the residue of the contract as if the new master had been the original party thereto.

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