Apprentice Indenture
Latham Goddard to Joseph Goldsbury
8 January 1836
Tippecanoe County, Indiana

This Indenture Witnesseth, that CATHERINE GODDARD of Tippecanoe County and State of Indiana hath put and placed and by these presents doth put and bind our her son LATHAM GODDARD and the said LATHAM GODDARD doth hereby put place and bind out himself as an apprentice to JOSEPH GOLDSBURY to learn the art trade and mystery of saddle and bridle making which he the said JOSEPH GOLDSBURY now useth, the said LATHAM GODDARD to live with and serve the said JOSEPH GOLDSBURY after the manner of an apprentice from the day of the date thereof until 6th day of May 1844 at which time the said apprentice, if he shall be living will be twenty years of age.  During all which time the said apprentice shall well and faithfully serve his said master keep his secrets and may when at all times readily obey his lawful commands; he shall do no damage to his said master nor willfully suffer to be done by others, and if any to this knowledge be intended he shall give his said master reasonable notice thereof, he shall not trade the goods of his said master nor lend them  unlawfully to any, he shall not play at cards dice or any other unlawful games; he shall not contract matrimony during the said term, he shall not haunt or frequent taverns tippling houses or places of gaming, he shall not absent himself from the services of his master, but shall in all things, and at all times carry and behave himself as a good and faithful apprentice ought during the whole of the term aforesaid.  And the said JOSEPH GOLDSBURY on his part doth hereby covenant promise and agree to send the said apprentice to school for the term of six months (or two quarters) and to teach and instruct the said apprentice in the art trade and mystery of a saddle and bridle maker in the best way and manner he can and well and faithfully to find and provide for the said apprentice good and sufficient meat drink clothing and lodging and other necessaries fit and convenient for such an apprentice during the time aforesaid and at the expiration thereof shall give unto the said apprentice one suit of wearing apparel of the value of thirty dollars.  In testimony whereof the said parties have hereunto set their hands and seals the 8th day of January 1836.

Signed sealed and delivered in presence of
A. B. Slaughter

Signed: Catherine Goddard {seal}
             Latham  x  Goddard {seal}
            Joseph Goldsbury {seal}

A true record
Recorded February 10th A.D. 1836
S. C. Cox

Transcribed from Record of Poor Children's Indentures for Tippecanoe County, Indiana, 1833-1846, pp. 15-16

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