Apprentice Bond
A 12 year old African American girl

Submittrd by Rick Giirtman
November 29, 2001
Source: Will Book 1, page 143 or 144

This Indenture made 25th day of September 1837 between William H. Randall Clerk of the Laurel County Court by order of Thomas Jones, John Denson, John Casteel, John C. Brown, William Jackson, and Thomas * Buford(?), Justices of said Court, of the one part and Bryson Adams of the other part. Witness, That the said Randall as Clerk as by order of the Court aforesaid does hereby place and Bind Lassie(?) a free girl of Color aged 12 years the 4th day of January next as an apprentice to Bryson Adams & the Court aforesaid by their Clerk aforesaid agree that the said Lassie shall dwell with the sd. Adams from the date hereof untill she shall arrive at the age of Eighteen. She shall demean her self well towards her said master and serve him in all lawful business during said Term of Service and said Adams together with John Phillips and Abraham Chesnut his security doth bind themselves to and with the said Randall as Clerk aforesaid and his successors in office that he will well instruct Sd. Apprentice in the duties and mystery of Housewifery and provide for her sufficient meat, drink, apparel, washing, lodging & ******* all things fit and necessary for an apprentice and pay her the sum of twenty dollars and furnish her a decent suit of new cloths at the expiration of her service and to teach or cause her to be taught to spell and read so as to read the new Testament with facility. Given under our hands this 25th day of September 1837.

                                                                       Bryson Adams -Seal
                                                                       John Phillips -Seal
                                                                       Abraham Chesnut -Seal

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