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OF AN INDENTURE.
A common Indenture to bind an Apprentice.
THIS Indenture witnesseth, That A. B. of, &c. hath put and placed, and by these presents doth put and bind out his son C. D. and he the said C. D, doth hereby put, place and bind out himself, as an apprentice to R. P. to learn the art, trade, or mystery of
The said C. D. after the man. ner of an apprentice, to dwell with and serve the said R. P. from the day of the date hereof, until the
which will be in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundre
at which time the said apprentice, if he should be living, will be tu ne years of age. During which time or term the said apprentice his said master well and faithfully shall serve; his secrets keep, and his lawful commands every where and 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 knowledge be intended, he shall give his master seasonable notice thereof. He shall r.ot waste the goods of liis said master, nor lend them unlawfully to any; at cards, dice, or any unlawful game he shall not play; fornication he shall not commit, nor matrimony contract during the said term; taverns, alehouses, 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.
And the said R. P. 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 by the best way or means he can, and also teach and instruct the said apprentice, or cause him to be taught and instructed to read, write, and cipher 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's day, and the other for working days.
In testimony whereof, the said parties have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals, this said
in the year of our Lòrd one thousand eight hundred and
(Seal) Signed, sealed, and delivered ?
Seal) in presence of