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Apprentice Bond
John Cornelius

Submitted by Rick G.
September 21, 2001
Source: Will Book 1, page 59

This indenture made & entered into this 6th day of January 1834. Witnesseth that the sd. Lot P i t m a n Clerk of the Laurel County Court by order of Jed Hibbard, Thomas Jones, James P. Carpenter, Wm. G. Pitman, John Mershon and Benjamin Catching, Justices of Sd. Court do place and bind John Cornelius aged 7 years next October, orphan of John Cornelius Decsd. to Reubin Bailess to learn the business of farming. With him to dwell & him to serve from the date hereof until he shall arrive at the age of 21 years. He shall demean himself well towards Sd. Bailess and serve him on all Lawful business during sd. term and sd. Bailess doth bind himself, his heirs &c. to & with said P i t m a n Clerk as aforesaid and his successors in office that he will well instruct sd. apprentice in the business of Farming and provide for him sufficient meat, drink, apparel, washing, Lodging and mending and all things fit  and necessary for an apprentice and teach or cause him to be taught reading, writing and arithmetic including the rule of three and at the expiration of sd. term give him three pounds ten shillings and a decent Suit of Clothes. Witness my hand and Seal the day and date above written.

                                                                                             Reubin Bailess -Seal
Lot P i t m a n Clk -Seal

Laurel county Sct.
The foregoing indenture was acknowledged in open court the 6th day of January 1834 and the same is duly recorded. Given under my hand the date aforesaid.

                                                                                            Lot P i t m a n Clk.

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