Apprentice Indenture
Samuel T. Hannaman to John B. Semans
14 May 1834
Tippecanoe County, Indiana

This Indenture made this fourteenth day of May in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty four between JOHN McCORMICK and IRA SMITH Overseers of the Poor of Fairfield Township in the county of Tippecanoe and State of Indiana, of the one part, and JOHN B. SEMANS of the county aforesaid, Witnesseth that the said overseers have put, placed, bound, and do by these presents, put place and bind SAMUEL T. HANNAMAN, a poor boy, aged sixteen years on the 24th day of April last past as an apprentice to the said JOHN B. SEMANS, to be taught the art, trade, and occupation of a Printer which the said JOHN B. SEMANS now uses; and to live with and serve the said JOHN B. SEMANS as an apprentice until he the said SAMUEL T. HANNAMAN shall arrive at the full age of Twenty one years, if the said JOHN B. SEMANS shall so long live---  And the said Overseers do by these presents give unto the said JOHN B. SEMANS all the right power and authority over the said SAMUEL T. HANNAMAN and his services for and during the said term, which by the laws of the State or master has in and ever a lawfully Indentured Apprentice.  And the said JOHN B. SEMANS, in consideration thereof, doth, on his part covenant, promise and agree to and with the said Overseers and their successors in office, and each and every of them and with the said SAMUEL T. HANNAMAN, that he will teach and instruct the said SAMUEL T. HANNAMAN as his apprentice or cause him to be well and sufficiently taught and
instructed in the art, trade, and occupation of a Printer after the best way and manner that he can: and also to send the said SAMUEL T. HANNAMAN Six Months to a good English school during the term of his said apprenticeship and train him in the habits of Industry and morality, and during the Term of his apprenticeship to provide and allow to him sufficient meat, drink, washing, lodging and apparel, and all other things necessary for an apprentice during his said Term of apprenticeship - and the said JOHN B. SEMANS further covenants and agrees to furnish and give to the said apprentice at the expiration of his aforesaid term of service, one new suit of wearing apparel, worth at least  thirty dollars.  In witness whereof the said parties have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of CYRUS BALL
JNO. B. SEMANS {seal}
IRA SMITH {seal}

A true record
Recorded May the 14th A.D. 1834
Sanford C. Cox Recorder

Transcribed from Record of Poor Children's Indentures for Tippecanoe County, Indiana, 1833-1846, pp. 2-3

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