Apprentice Bond
Elesander Ping

Source: Microfilm of Will Book 1, page 11

This Indenture made the 4th day of February 1828. Witnesseth that Lot P i t m a n, Clerk of the Laurel County Court, by order of William Smith, Benjamin Catching(?) & Pleasant Parker Gentlemen Justices of the peace for said County do place & bind Elesander Ping, orphan of Joanna Ping Dec'd., aged Five years the (blank) day of July last past apprentice to Jesse Hide with him to dwell & him to serve from the date hereof untill the sd. apprentice arrive at the age of 21 years of age. During sd. term the sd. apprentice his sd. Master shall faithfully Serve on all Lawful business & shall honestly & obediently in all things demean himself towards his sd. Master and all his lawful commands obey during sd. term. And the sd. Jesse Hide & William Durham his security for themselves their heirs &c. doth covenant & agree to & with the sd. Lot P i t m a n his representatives & successor in office that he the sd. Eles'r. Ping as an apprentice in the trade & avocation of a Farmer Shall well instruct during the term afores'd. & provide & allow the sd. apprentice Sufficient meat, drink, apparel, washing, lodging, washing & mending & all other things fit & necessary for an apprentice & shall teach or cause him to be taught reading, writing & arithmetice 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. parties have hereunto Set their hands & seals the day & date first written.
                                                                             Jesse Hide (his mark) - Seal
                                                                             William Durham (his mark) - Seal
Lot P i t m a n, Clk.

Laurel County Sct.
The foregoing Indenture was acknowledged the 4th day of February 1828 in open court & recorded.

                                                                              Lot P i t m a n, Clk.

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