Clarendon County, SC Apprenticeship of Adam


Found at the SCDAH...L14012 Apprenticeship 1866-1867-1869

Clerk of the Court, Clarendon District

 

The State of South Carolina

Clarendon District

Indenture of Apprenticeship of AdamI, Martha, a Freedwoman, mother of Adam, mychild of the age of Eight years do hereby bind said child to T. S. Coogler to learn the business of House Servant and General Waiting-Man. And T. S. Coogler agree to receive the said child as my Apprentice, and at the expiration of the term shall pay him the sum of One Hundred Dollars.

In witness whereof we have subscribed our names and our seals this Thirteenth day of February in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty Six (1866)

Signed and Sealed in the presence of

W. R. Burgess Sen.

M. Levi

I approve the above indenture of a Apprenticeship

the 15th day of February 1866~

N. A. Ridgill

Magistrate

 

The State of South Carolina

Clarendon District

This Indenture witneth-

That Adam hath put himself and by these presents, by and of his own free will and accord, put himself Apprentice, unto T. S. Coogler and after the manner of an Apprentice to serve the said T. S. Coogler from the date hereof, for and during, and unto the end and term of Fourteen years, next ensuing. During all which term the said Apprentice, him the said T. S. Coogler, faithfully shall serve, his secrets keep, his lawful commands every where readily obey. He shall do no damage to him the said T. S. Coogler, nor see it done by others without letting or giving notice thereof to him the said T. S. Coogler. He shall not waste the goods of the said T. S. Coogler, nor lend them unlawfully to any: nor contract matrimony within the said term. At cards, dice or any unlawful game, he shall not play whereby the said T. S. Coogler may have damage, with his own goods, nor the goods of others, without his cense from the said T. S. Coogler, he shall neither buy nor sell: he shall not absent himself, day or night from the said T. S. Coogler’s service without his leave: nor haunt Ale houses, taverns or play houses: but in all things behave himself as a faithful Apprentice ought to do during the said term. And the said T. S. Coogler shall use the utmost of his endeavor to teach or cause to be taught or instructed the said Apprentice in the trade or mystery of a House Servant and General Waiting-Man and procure and provide for him sufficient meat, drink, lodging, clothing and washing fitting for an Apprentice during the said term of Fourteen years. And at the expiration thereof shall pay to the said Adam, the sum of One Hundred Dollars.

And for the true performance of all and singular the Covenants and Agreements aforesaid, the said parties bind themselves each unto the other firmly by these presents.

In witness whereof the said parties have interchangeably set their hands and seals hereunto. Dated the Twenty-fourth day of January in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty Six and in the Ninetieth year of the Soveriegnty and Independence of the United States of America

Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of

N. A. Ridgill

Magistrate

 

Adam

Harris Pearson

Pinckney Wilson

 

 


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