Submitted by Rick Giirtman
February 16, 2002
Source: Will Book 1, page 63
This indenture made & entered into this 6th day of January 1834. Witnesseth that Lot P i t m a n Clerk of the Laurel County by order of J. Hibbard, Thos Jones, James P. Carpenter, Wm. G. Pitman, John Mershon and B. Catching, Justices of Sd. County do place and bind Soloman Hicks aged 12 years in October 1833 apprentice, orphan of Allen Hicks Decsd. to John Reams. 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. Reams and serve him on all Lawful business during sd. term and sd. Reams doth bind himself, his heirs &c. to & with the Sd. P i t m a n Clerk as aforesd. and his successors in office that he will well instruct sd. apprentice in the business of farming and procure for him sufficient meat, drink, apparel, washing, Lodging and mending and all things fit & 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.
John Reams -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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