Apprentice Bond
John Farris

Submitted by  Vera Burnham
September 14, 2001
Source: Will Book 1  Page 10

This Indenture made this 8th day of January 1828, Witnesseth that Lot P i t m a n, Clerk of the Laurel County Court by order of Jarvis Jackson, Jed. Hibbard, William G. Pitman, and David Weaver, gentlemen Justices of the peace for sd. County, do place and bind John Farris, orphan, of James Farris Dec'd, aged 10 years the (not filled in) day of (not filled in ) last past apprentice to John Philips with him to dwell, and him to serve, from the date hereof until the sd. apprentice shall arrive to the age of 21 years. During sd. term the said apprentice, his said master shall faithfully serve on all lawful buisness and shall honestly, and obediantly in all things, demean himself toward his master and all his lawful commands obey during said term,. and the said John Philips and Willis Bunton his security for themselves, their heirs, etc. and adm. doth covenant and agree to and with the said Lot P i t m a n his representativs and successors in office that he the sd. John Farris as an apprentice in the trade and avocation of a farmer shall well in a trust during the term aforesaid, and provide and allow the said apprentice sufficent meat,
drink, apparel, washing, lodging, and mending and all other things fit and necessary for an apprentice and shall teach or cause him to be taught  reading, writting, and common arithmetic, including the rule of three and pay him three pounds, ten shillings and a decent new suit of clothes at the expiration of sd. term of service.

In witness whereof the sd. ----- hereunto set ours hands and seals the date first written

                                                                                        John Philips (seal)
                                                                                        Willis Bunton (seal)
Lot P i t m a n, Clerk    Laurel County Court
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