Transcribed from Record of Poor Children's Indentures for Tippecanoe County, Indiana, 1833-1846, pp. 12-13This indenture witnesseth that Homer Edson of Tippecanoe County in the State of Indiana hat put, placed and bound out his son Don Alonzo and the said Don Alonzo doth hereby put, place and bind himself out to Asa Whitcom [sic] to learn the art and mystery of husbandry or farming, which said Whitcomb now uses; The said Don Alonzo to dwell with and serve said Whitcom [sic] after the manner of an apprentice, until he shall have arrived a the full age of twenty one years, he being twelve years old the 25th day of May in the year 1835, during all which time the said Don Alonzo shall well and faithfully serve the said Whitcomb and readily obey his lawful commands, he shall not injure the property of him the said Whitcomb nor suffer the same to be done, but shall at all times carry and behave himself as a good and faithful apprentice during the whole of the term aforesaid. And the said Whitcomb doth on his part covenant promise and agree to teach and instruct said apprentice or cause him to be taught and instructed to read and write and cypher as far as the rule of three if said apprentice be capable to learn and also to teach and instruct him in the art, pursuit and occupation of husbandry in the best way and manner he can and well and faithfully provide said apprentice with good and sufficient meat, drink, clothing and bedding and other necessaries fit and convenient for said apprentice during the term aforesaid. And at the expiration thereof shall give unto the said apprentice good wearing apparel to labor in and one suitable for Sundays; also eighty acres of good farming land unimproved. And should said Whitcomb live till the expiration of said time and should said Don Alonzo during said time be favored with reasonalbe health as usual for the county in which he may reside during said time, said Whitcomb agrees further to give him at the expiration of said time a horse, saddle and bridle of the value of sixty dollars.
In testimony whereof the said parties hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals the 12th day of Sept. 1835.
Don Alonzo x Edson
Signed sealed and delivered in the presents of
A true record
Recorded Sept. the 15th A.D. 1835
Sanford C. Cox, Recorder
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