Apprentice Indenture
Elias Alfred to David Jenners
11 August 1834
Tippecanoe County, Indiana

Indenture of a poor boy, by the overseers of the poor.

This indenture made this the eleventh day of August 1834.  Between JOHN STAR and JOHN FISHER overseers of the poor of Washington Township in the County of Tippecanoe and State of Indiana of the one part and DAVID JENNERS of County aforesaid of the other part witnesseth that the said overseers bore put placed and bound and do by these presents put place and bind ELIAS ALFRED a poor Boy aged 15 years 4 months and 23 days as an apprentice to the said DAVID JENNERS as to be taught the art trade and occupation of a blacksmith which he the said D. JENNERS now uses? and to live with and serve him the said DAVID JENNERS as an apprentice for the term of five years eleven months and nineteen days that is to say until he the said ELIAS ALFRED  shall arrive at the age of twenty-one years, if the said DAVID JENNERS shall so long live and the said Overseers do by these presents give unto the said JENNERS all the right power and authority over the said ELIAS ALFRED and his service during the said term which by the laws of this state a master has in and over a lawfully indentured apprentice and the said DAVID JENNERS in consideration than off  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 ELIAS ALFRED that he will teach and instruct the said E. ALFRED as his apprentice or cause him to be well and sufficiently taught and intsructed in the art trade and occupation according to the capacity and ability of the said ELIAS ALFRED of a blacksmith after the best way and manner he can.  Also to give the said apprentice four months schooling all at one time at any time the said JENNERS may chose during the said  apprentices time and to train him to habits of industry and morality and during the term of his apprenticeship to provide and allow to him sufficient meat drink washing lodging and clothing and all other things necessary for an apprentice during the said term of apprenticeship and the said JENNERS further agrees to give the said E. ALFRED if he stays his time out a good freedom suit in witness whereof the said parties have hereunto set their hands and seals this the day and year above written.

Signed sealed and delivered in presence of                            John Stair Overseer of Poor {seal}
S. C. Cox                                                                                                 David Jenners {seal}
                                                                                         John Fisher Overseer of Poor {seal}
A true record
Recorded August the 12th A.D. 1834
S. C. Cox Recorder
By Mark Jones Deputy

Transcribed from Record of Poor Children's Indentures for Tippecanoe County, Indiana, 1833-1846, pp. 7-8

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