Apprentice Indenture
George W. Reed to George Carder
24 March 1834
Tippecanoe County, Indiana

This Indenture Witnesseth that JOHN D. FARMER and LOYAL FAIRMAN the overseers of the Poor for the county of Tippecanoe and State of Indiana hat put and placed and by these presents doth put and bind out GEORGE W. REED.  And the said JOHN D. FARMER and LOYAL FAIRMAN doth hereby put place and bind out the said GEORGE as an apprentice to GEORGE CARDER to learn the art, trade, and mistery of Boot and Shoe making which he the said GEORGE CARDER now with the said GEORGE W. REED to dwell with and serve the said GEORGE CARDER after the manner of an apprentice from the day of the date hereof until the fifth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty one at which time the said apprentice if he is living will be Twenty one years of age during all which time the said apprentice shall well and faithfully serve his master, keep his secrets and every where at all times readily obey his lawful commands he shall do no damage to his said Master, nor willfully suffer any to be done by others and if any to his knowledge be intended he shall give his said Master reasonable notice thereof.  He shall not waste 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, tipling houses, or places of gaming.  He shall not absent himself from the service of his said master but shall in all things and at all time carry and behave as a good and faithful apprentice ought during the whole term aforesaid.  And the said GEORGE CARDER on his part, doth hereby covenant promise and agree to teach and instruct the said apprentice or cause him to be taught and instructed to read, write, and cypher as far as the Rule of Three, if the said apprentice be capable of learning, and also to teach and instruct the said apprentice in the art, trade an mistery of Boot and Shoe making in the best way and manner he can and well and faithfully to find and provide for the said apprentice good and sufficient clothing and lodging and other necessaries fit and convenient for such an apprentice during the term aforesaid and at the expiration thereof shall give unto the said apprentice one good suit of clothes worth six dollars per year.  Also one set of tools, and five dollars in money.  In testimony whereof the said parties have hereunto set their hand and seals this Twenty fifth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four.

                          his               ~~~  JOHN D. FARMER {Seal}
GEORGE W. R.  x  REED  {Seal}

A true Record ---- Recorded May the 14th
A.D. 1834             Sandford C. Cox

Transcribed from Record of Poor Children's Indentures for Tippecanoe County, Indiana, 1833-1846, pp. 4-6

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