Apprentice Indenture
Edward White to John White
02 July 1832
Tippecanoe County, Indiana

This Indenture made and entered into this the second day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty -two and between James Carnahan and James Cochran Overseers of the poor for the Township of Fairfield Tippecanoe County Indiana of the first part and John White of said county of Tippecanoe of the second part: Witnesseth that the said party of the first part do place and bind as an apprentice unto the said John White, Edward White, a poor child whose parents are dead, which said Edward was four years old the 25th day of December A.D. 1831 to continue with said John as such apprentice to the business and occupation of Farmer until he shall arrive at the full age of Twenty one years: and to demean himself with circumspection towards the said John and his family and to obey the said John in all lawful commands.

And the said John on his part covenants and agrees to use his utmost exertions in bringing up the said Edmond [sic] to habits of industry and make him well acquainted with the business and occupation of a farmer.  And to bring him up to habits of morality, so far as in him lies --  and to instruct him in reading, writing and arithmetic as far as the single rule of three.  To clothe him comfortably and supply him with meat drink and medicines so far as may be necessary in sickness and in health.  And at the expiration of his said time said John further binds himself to give the said Edward a grade suit of clothes of broad cloth besides his every day apparel.

In witness whereof the parties hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first subscribed to:

James Cochran {seal}
Overseer of poor

James A. Carnahan {seal}
Overseer of poor

John White {seal}

A true record - Recorded February the 1st? A.D. 1833
Sanford C. Cox, Recorder

Transcribed from Record of Poor Children's Indentures for Tippecanoe County, Indiana, 1833-1846, pg. 1

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