John Harvey apprenticeship indenture, 1799 March 10

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John Harvey apprenticeship indenture, 1799 March 10



An indenture contract binding John Harvey, orphaned son of John Harvey, as an apprentice to Richard Latimer, a
shoe and boot maker. Signed on 3 August 1799 by the above parties, and Robert Brough.


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This Indenture WITNESSETH, that ROBERT
BROUGH, Esquire, Chamberlain of the Borough of Norfolk, pursuant to an Order
of Court, bearing the date the Twenty eighth -- day of January
last -- hath, and by the Presents, doth put forth and bind
John Harvey -- orphan of John Harvey
deceased -- an Apprentice to Richard Latimer --
to learn the Art, Trade, or Occupation of a Shoe and Boot Maker;
-- and after the manner of a good and faithful Apprentice,
to serve from this day until he arrives at the age of Twenty-One Years, which is four
years from the date above: During all
which time the said Apprentice his said Master faithfully shall serve, his lawful com-
mands every where readily obey, and in all things behave himself as a faithful Appren-
tice ought to do, during the said term. And the said Master shall use his utmost en-
deavours to Teach, or cause to be Taught or Instructed, the said Apprentice, in the
Trade or Occupation of a Sho and Boot Maker --
-- and procure and provide
for him sufficient Meat, Drink, Apparel, Lodging, and Washing, fitting for an Appren
tice, during the said term, and moreover shall cause him to be instructed in Reading,
Writing, & Arithmetic.

AND for the faithful performance of all and singular the Covenants and
Agreements aforesaid, the said parties bind themselves each unto the other firmly by these

IN WITNESS whereof, the said Parties have interchangeably set their
Hands and Seals, the tenth -- day of March
in the Year of our Lord, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-Nine, in
the Twenty third Year of the Independence of the United States of America.

John X Harvey's Mark Seal
Richard Latimer Seal
Robt. Borugh Cham
:berlain Seal

Signed and Delivered in the Presence of
David Patterson
John Pool

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John Harvey to Ricd Latimer} Indentures
March 10th 1799.
for four Years.--

Original Format

Ink on paper


“John Harvey apprenticeship indenture, 1799 March 10,” Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed February 9, 2023,

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