Apprentice Indenture
Andrew Jenkins to William Cresse
13 March 1838
Tippecanoe County, Indiana

This Indenture made this thirteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight between MICHAEL HARE overseer of the poor of Washington Township Tippecanoe County State of Indiana of the one part, and WILLIAM CRESSE of the State and County aforesaid of the other part  Witnesseth that the said overseer has put placed and bound and by these presents puts places and binds ANDREW JENKINS a poor boy aged sixteen years and three months as an apprentice tot he said WILLIAM CRESSE to be taught the art and occupation of a Farmer and to live with and serve the said WILLIAM CRESSE as an apprentice for the term of four years and nine months from this date that is to say until he the said ANDREW JENKINS shall arrive at the age of twenty one years of if the said WILLIAM CRESSE shall so long live and the said overseer does by these presents give unto the said WILLIAM CRESSE all the right power and authority over the said ANDREW JENKINS and his service during the said term which by the law of this state a Master has in and over a lawfully indented apprentice and the said WILLIAM CRESSE in consideration thereof doth upon his part covenant promise and agree to and with the said overseer and his successors in office and each and every of them and with the said ANDREW JENKINS to give him the said apprentice nine months schooling and to train him to habits of industry and morality and during the term of his service and 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 WILLIAM CRESSE further covenants and agrees to pay to the said apprentice at the expiration of his aforesaid term of service one hundred dollars.  In Witness whereof the said parties have hereunto set their hands and seals on the day and year above written.

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of JAMES MOORE

A true Record
Recorded May 8th A. D. 1838
Sandford C. Cox Recorder

Transcribed from Record of Poor Children's Indentures for Tippecanoe County, Indiana, 1833-1846, pp. 33-35

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