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THIS INDENTURE, made the 22 day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty one BETWEEN Wm G Russell one of the Overseers of the Poor of Frederick County and corporation Winchester, of the one part, and Samuel R. Atwell of the same County & corporation, of the other part: WITNESSETH, That the said Overseer, in consequence of the powers in him vested, and pursuant to an order of the Court of Winchester aforesaid, dated 2d Day March 1861, hath put, placed and bound, and by these presents doth put, place and bind Henry Bell Col'd unto the said Samuel R Atwell with him to dwell, and serve after the manner of an apprentice, until he shall arrive at and attain the full age of twenty one years, (the said Henry Bell being three years old the 2sd day of March 1861) during all which time the said apprentice he the said S R Atewell well and faithfully shall serve, his secrets keep, and all lawful commands at all times readily obey; hurt to the said Sam'l R Atwell shall not do, nor willingly suffer the same to be done by others, but henceforth shall notify him thereof; the goods of the said Samuel R Atwell shall not waste or embezzle, nor lend them without orders from the said Samuel R Atwell; from the service of the said Samuel R Atwell shall not at any time depart or absent himself without his permission, and in all and every thing and things he shall truly, honestly and faithfully demean himself towards the said Samuel R Atwell as a good and faithful apprentice ought to do. IN CONSIDERATION WHEREOF, The said Samuel R Atwell on his part and behalf, doth hereby covenant, promise and agree, to and with the said Overseer and his successors, that he will constantly find and provide for said apprentice good wholesome diet, clothing and cleanly washing and lodging, suitable to his degree, during the whole term of servitude, and that he will teach, or cause the said apprentice to be taught, and instructed in all such services as is taught to col'd apprentices and to pay to the said Henry Bell son of Emily Bell col'd woman the Sum of twenty five Dollar, when he is of Age. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, The parties aforesaid have to these presents interchangeably set their hands and affixed their seals, the day and year first above written. W G Russell one of the overseer of the Poor (seal) S R Atwell (seal) Signed and Sealed in Presence of