Apprentice Bond
Rebecca Hicks

Submitted by Rick G.
September 29, 2001
Source: Will Book 1, page 62

This indenture made and entered into the 6th day of January 1834. Witnesseth that Lot P i t m a n Clerk of the Laurel County Court by order of Jed. Hibbard, Thomas Jones, James P. Carpenter, William G. Pitman, John Mershon and Benjamin Catching, Justices of Sd. Court do place and bind Rebecca Hicks aged about 10 years in Dec'r. 1833, orphan of Allin Hicks Decsd.  to Jed. Hibbard Esqr. With him to dwell and to serve him from the date hereof until she shall arrive at the age of 18 years. She shall demean herself well towards said Hibbard and serve him on all Lawful business during sd. term and the said Hibbard doth bind himself, his heirs &c. to & with the 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 House wifery and ***** and provide for her sufficient meat, drink, apparel, washing, lodging & mending and all things fit & necessary for an apprentice and teach or cause her to be taught reading, writing arithmetic including the rule of three and at the expiration of sd. term give her three pounds ten shillings and a decent Suit of New Clothes. Witness my hand and Seal the day and date above written.

                                                                                             James Moore -Seal
Lot P i t m a n Clk -Seal

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

                                                                                            Lot P i t m a n Clk.

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