Apprentice Indenture
Jesse Daugherty  to George W. Matthews
1 July 1834
Tippecanoe County, Indiana

This Indenture made the 1st day of July eighteen hundred and thirty four, between JOHN McCORMICK and IRA SMITH "Overseers of the Poor" of Fairfield Township in Tippecanoe County and State of Indiana of the one part, and GEORGE W. MATTHEWS of said county of the second part, Witnesseth that the said Overseers of the Poor hat put and placed, and by these presents doth put and bind out one JESSE DAUGHERTY a poor boy, aged five years the tenth day of January eighteen hundred and thirty four, to the said GEORGE W. MATTHEWS, as an apprentice to learn the art and occupation of Husbandry and farming which the said MATTHEWS now pursues.  The said JESSE DAUGHERTY to dwell with and serve the said GEORGE after the manner of an apprentice until he shall arrive at the full age of twenty one years, during all which time said apprentice shall well and faithfully serve the said GEORGE: keep his secrets and everywhere at all times readily obey his lawful commands: he shall do no damage to the said George nor willfully suffer any to be done by others, which it is in his power to prevent, nor shall at any time absent himself from the service of said GEORGE without his consent, but shall in all things behave himself as a good and faithful apprentice during his whole term aforesaid.  And the said GEORGE on his part doth covenant and agree to and with the said Overseers of the Poor and their successors in office, that he will teach and instruct the said JESSE or cause him to be taught and instructed in the art and occupation of husbandry and all things pertaining to farming in the best manner he can, and that he will give him one years schooling in some good English school, six months of which shall be in his nineteenth year: And also that he will find and provide for him good and sufficient meat, drink, lodging and apparel during said Term.  And shall at the expiration of said term give said JESSE one horse saddle and bridle of the value of fifty six dollars and one suit of clothes, besides his daily wearing apparel of the value of forty five dollars.  In testimony whereof the said parties hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
Andrew Ingram
James Davis

Signed: John McCormick, Overseer of Poor {seal}
            Ira Smith, Overseer of Poor {seal}
            G.W. Matthews {seal}

A true record
Recorded July the 1st A.D. 1834
Sandford C. Cox

Transcribed from Record of Poor Children's Indentures for Tippecanoe County, Indiana, 1833-1846, pp. 5-7

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