Apprentice Indenture
John Robert Sheets to Robert K. Sheets
12 March 1836
Tippecanoe County, Indiana

This Indenture Witnesseth that JOHN A.  SHEETS of Tippecanoe County and State of Indiana hath put and placed and by these presents do put and bind out his son JOHN ROBERT SHEETS and the said JOHN ROBERT SHEETS doth hereby put place and bind out himself as an apprentice to ROBERT K.  SHEETS to learn the art and trade of a Farmer which he the said ROBERT K.  now useth the said JOHN ROBERT to dwell with and serve the said ROBERT K.  SHEETS after the manner of an apprentice until from the day of the date hereof until the 20th day of November 1849 at which time the said apprentice will be of the age of Twenty one years and shall if then living be free during all which time the said apprentice shall well and faithfully serve his said and everywhere at all time readily obey his lawful Master nor willfully suffer any to be done by others and if any to be his knowledge be intended he shall give his said Master reasonable notice thereof and the said ROBERT K.  SHEETS on his part doth hereby covenant promise and agree to send the said apprentice to school for three of?  eighteen months and also to teach and instruct the said apprentice in the art and trade of Farming in the best way and manner he can and well and faithfully to find and provide for said apprentice good and sufficient meat drink clothing and lodging and all other necessaries fit and convenient for such an apprentice during the term aforesaid and at the expiration thereof shall give unto said apprentice one good suit of Broad cloth clothes such as will do for what is commonly called a Sunday Suit and a horse saddle and Bridle of the value of sixty dollars.  In witness whereof the said parties have hereunto set their hands and seals on this the 12th day of March A.D. 1836.

Signed Sealed & Delivered in the presence of A. B. SLAUGHTER

A true record } ROBERT K. SHEETS
Recorded April 11th 1836 - S.C. COX Recorder

Transcribed from Record of Poor Children's Indentures for Tippecanoe County, Indiana, 1833-1846, pp.18-19.

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