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This Indenture made the eighth day of November in the year of our Lord 1827 Between John B. Tilden and George Linn Gentlemen Overseers of the Poor of the County of Frederick of the one part, and John Lemly of the said County of the other part Witnesseth, that the said overseers in consequence of the authority in them vested by law, and pursuant to an order of the county court of Frederick dated November Term 1827, have put placed and bound, and by these presents do put place and bind Mulatto Tom, unto the said John Lemley, with him to dwell and serve after the manner of an apprentice until he shall attain the age of Twenty one years (he the said Mulatto Tom being Twelve years old the day of June last past) during all which time the said apprentice his said Master shall well and faithfully serve, his secrets Keep & his lawfull commands at all times readily obey, hurt to his said Master he shall not do nor willingly suffer the same to be done by others, but henceforth shall notify him thereof. The Goods of of his said Master he shall not waste or embezzle, nor them lend without orders from his said Master; from the service of his said Master he shall not at any time depart or absent himself without his permission, and in all things he shall truly, honestly, and faithfully demean himself towards his said Master as a good and faithfull apprentice ought to do. In Consideration whereof the said John Lemley on his part: doth hereby Covenant & agree to and with the said overseers and their successors, that he will constantly find and provide for his said apprentice good holesome diet & clothing and cleanly washing & Lodging suitable to such an apprentice during the whole term of his servitude and that he will teach or cause the said apprentice to be taught the art and mystery of a Blacksmith as well as in his power by all reasonable means and instruction within the said term, and at the expiration thereof pay and allow him the Sum of Twelve dollars for his freedom dues. In Witness whereof the said parties have to these presents and to a counter part, set their hands