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Indenture - Henry Davis to Elijah Morton - 14 Jan 1817

Henry Davis
To
Elijah Morton
Indenture

 State of North Carolina
Caswell County

This Indenture made this 14 day of January in the yea of our Lord One thousand Eight Hundred & Seventeen between Solomon Graves Chairman of the County Court of pleas and quarter Sessions in the County aforesaid on behalf of the Justices of Said County and their Successors of the one part, witnesseth that the said Solomon Graves in pursuance to an order of said County Court made the day of the date hereof and agreeable to the direction of the Act of Our General Assembly in Such Case made and provided doth put place and bind unto the said Elijah Morton Henry Davis ------------of the age of eleven years with the said Elijah Morton to live after the manner of an apprentice and servant until he shall attain to the age of twenty one years, during all which time the Said apprentice his master faithfully Shall serve his lawful Commands every where readily obey, he shall not at anytime absent himself from Master Service without leave, but in all things is a good and faithful Servant Shall behave to words his Said Master. And the Said Elijah Morton doth Covent Promise and agree to and with the Said Solomon Graves that he will teach and Instruct or Cause to be taught and Instructed the Said Henry Davis to Read and Write and Arithmetic as far as the ______ ______ also the art of a Black Smith in that he will constantly find and provide for said apprentice during the term aforesaid, Sufficient did, washing lodging & apparel fitting for an apprentice and all other things necessary both in Sickness and in health. In testimony whereof the parties to these presents hath interchangeably Set their hands and Seals this day & year above written.

So Graves [seal]
Elijah Morton [seal]

Executed in open Court

 

Thanks to Joyce Harrison who provided this transcription.


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